our driveway is 1/4 mile long through a dense canopy of mixed hardwood trees. after a heavy rain, i will often have to stop several times up the driveway to pick up downed dead limbs and toss them into the woods. last night we had rain. this morning the usual suspects were again littering my driveway. but today, for the first time, i was struck by their colorful variety. sometimes i feel like a toddler who has to be introduced to broccoli 82 times before declaring it not only edible but maybe possibly desirable. so, after 82 times of tossing downed limbs into the woods, today i finally declared them maybe possibly beautiful.
collection of lichen and fungus covered twigs