Even though the snow has now melted, we are still living in a world pretty devoid of color. Lots of browns and grays, but during this period before the leaves come out and the grasses and weeds start to grow, the mosses and lichens seem to thrive. They like the cool, moist weather.
Above, you see a log that we step over every day as we walk our trail. Normally we just step over it without really seeing it, but it is quite noticeable now with the verdant mosses and lichens. Below is the strange looking lungwort lichen that is covering a fallen branch.
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