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
“To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.” —Helen Keller
Evergreens and moss in the coastal ranges and valleys of the Pacific Northwest gift us with green throughout the winter. Green is home.
The bright red branches deliciously contrast with the deep green conifers in the background, as well as the moss and lichen that seems to be taking over. I chose a closeup because I couldn’t get the wider shot I had in my head. The kit lens can only do so much!
Today was my last chance to take photos for the weekly theme (abandoned) at tookapic.com. I used shothotspot.com to find abandoned hotspots near me and decided to check out this mossy truck.