|My garden on February 15, 2016|
As I learned last month, a closer inspection often reveals much more than what I see from a distance.
|Alder tree trunks covered with lichens|
|Lichen on maple tree trunks|
Some with little cups.
|Fructicose and foliose lichens|
|Usnea lichen species|
|Fungus growing on a stump|
This beautiful fungus also caught my eye. They look a bit like sea scallop shells.
|Witch hazel blossom|
Last, but not least, I found one of the small witch hazels I purchased at the end of the summer, is starting to bloom. Hooray, my first flower of 2016! Be sure to visit May Dreams Gardens to see the other gardens this month.