I think these are trumpet lichen (Cladonia Fimbriata). I’ve been trying to get a clear shot of them since I discovered them in early March. Today, I tried out a mini tripod with flexible legs and it certainly helps get a clear shot from an otherwise awkward/impossible position.
It is challenging to get a clear shot of these tiny sporophytes with auto focus, which is what I primarily use. Manual focus worked like magic! I think it’s time to start using it more.
This rainshine moment is brought to you by Klaus the Pug who requires visiting the backyard a few times each day. If it weren’t for his biological needs (including sniffing all the things), I may not see the backyard as often as I do!
I think what I love most about taking photos of moss are the surprising details I can’t see through the lens or even with my own eyes.
I’ve posted daily on tookapic and instagram, but not here; it takes a little more time to post on WordPress. I was busy with a special guest, my Mom. She arrived Thursday and left Saturday morning. We ate at IKEA, walked in a nature park, and saw Agnes Obel. My Mom turns 70 this year. The importance of spending time with her has increased greatly.
- Interstitial 113: Bunnysitting. Caring for my daughter’s cute bunny while she enjoys a well-deserved vacation.
- Interstitial 114: Sweetness. Captured this sweet scene on my walk today.
- Interstitial 115: Tiny Garden. A tiny, mossy, rooftop garden.
- Interstitial 116: Pluviophile. (n). a lover of rain; someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days. Also known as a native Oregonian.
Interstitial 113: Bunnysitting
Interstitial 114: Sweetness
Interstitial 115: Tiny Garden
Interstitial 116: Pluviophile
I was home sick most of this week and didn’t feel like using the camera and spending the time to review, edit, and post each day. Instead, I used my camera phone and posted directly to tookapic.com. It was my first time using the filter feature on the iPhone camera, and the photos turned out more interesting than I expected. I really like them!
Interstitial 105: Window Light. Sick in bed; happy for the light that comes through the window.
Interstitial 106: Dreamscape. Making use of the iPhone’s camera features for an interesting shot. The “process” filter creates a dreamy effect. I rather like it!
Interstitial 107: Hey. Driving home I saw a pocket of fog up ahead so I drove past my street and pulled over to investigate. The trees in the background on the left are part of the Scouter Mountain Nature Park I often visit. You have to pass this field to get there and are sometimes greeted by horses.
Interstitial 108: Blooming Barberry. The barberry bush buds are opening and there’s so many more tiny leaves!
But different this time! I may be developing a thing for moss.