Striped maple twigs: I want to design a whole clothing line this elegant.
As the branches age, they develop the characteristic stripey look.
A mature striped maple.
In other news, I discovered a cache of calligraphic runes, inscribed on downed branches by either fairies, or insects.
This moss-covered stump or rock – probably stump, but the sponginess was pretty deep – is playing host to three ash seedlings that have buried themselves, business-end first.
It’s not unreasonable to expect those seedlings will have enough for at least a start on life – this mushroom looks pretty content.
Ditto the baby fern.
And this little guy. Either hemlock or balsam fir – I forgot to check which.
Belles at the ball. Milkweed seeds.
Each one a beauty.