Did you hear the Great Tit as you walked along talking to your friends,
or really see the detail in hedge and verge.
There is something to be said for strolling on your own
keeping ears and eyes open to what's around.
The wood pigeon calling 'wood all wooooo, wood all woooooooo
and the twittering of sparrow near and far.
The different sounds and sight that greet me
every time I take that pathway to the shops,
make up for any loneliness I feel
Finding the perfect close up, for the photo comp,
that is my quest for today,
and I believe I've found it
the lichen fits the bill.
Such strange contortions like some alien thing
with trumpet ears and flaps, in shades of green,
so different when viewed through the macro lens.