I will be the first to admit that I have no idea what I'm looking at when I observe these lovely green mosses/lichens/whatever they are growing on the rocks and trees around me. But I love how beautiful they are after a good rain, and I'm amazed by how they lie dormant through the hot dry summers only to unfold their delicate ferny tendrils when exposed to the winter rains.
This creek is less than a half mile walk from our house. Isn't it lovely?
If you look closely, you can see pine needles hung like tinsel from the trees.
Isn't it gorgeous? We are so thankful to get to live here!