bud begins

bud tree bokehThis is a Japanese bonzai of some kind, with unusual pale blue stripes in its bark, and tiny pink buds bearing spring green leaves.

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forest floor

forest floor tree branch fungusAn untouched photograph of some rather vibrant fungi on a rainy afternoon.  Like rocks at the seashore, a bit of water really brings out their color!

slumbering apple tree

apple tree Bits of lichen hang out on an apple tree branch as winter trudges on.  Hopefully animals are snacking on little morsels like these, that are still available for them this time of year.