We spent some time near Hudson Bay exploring the tundra habitat with its clear, shallow ponds, arctic azaleas, mosses, and the ubiquitous orange lichen. The lichen covers the glacier-flattened rocks in great blotches of yellows, whites, and blacks, but the brilliant orange seems to be the dominant lichen. It is quite a spectacular sight. To me it is a kind of arctic drop cloth covered with splotches of paint. This shot looks a little like reminds me of a scrunched up drop cloth, ready to be carried to the next paint job.