Ancient stones and lichen

We went to West Kennet long barrow, an ancient chambered tomb… I have wanted to visit for so long, and a few days ago we did. before I write about the tomb itself, let me share some lichen:

P1040712Wonderful black lichen… I’ve never seen any like this before! … or maybe it’s not lichen, maybe it’s something else…P1040715Old stones gilded with lichen

P1040717Look at this splendid array!