Since I haven’t done a blog posting in awhile I decided it was time to stroll down the Trail and take some pictures. I recently acquired a new smaller camera and a new small lens and I needed to test them out. See what you think.
Sunlight was illuminating the air plants that covered the Live Oak tree.
As I love the texture of the bark, I thought the oak was worth another look.
The Spanish Moss appeared to have a golden glow in the sunlight.
As did the Turkey Tails on the tree.
A half dozen species of wildflowers were blooming. Some of the Twinberrys, a member of the Coffee Family, were in flower.
Here is a Twinberry bud and, if you look along the right edge, you will see the twin red fruits looking like small match heads.
I was really pleased with the performance of the new camera and lens and was happy to get back on the Trail.
The Trail contains a never ending variety of lichens. Look down and you see Raindeer Moss. If it hasn’t rained in awhile the little balls contract. Pour some water on them and they will start to puff out. This type of lichen is a good indicator air pollution so it’s always nice to see them out in force.
Look up and you will see some light green stringy lichens that hand from the tree like Spanish moss
This is clearly worth a closer look. If you look really close you will see some cup-shaped lichens clinging to the branch.
And still another lichen with its fuzzy tentacles reaching out.
Here is a branch covered with lichens and supporting a Cardinal Airplant. It amazed me that such a small a branch could provide so much support.
That’s all for now – but standby for future postings.