I'm jumping around here a bit, but mother nature has been jumping around with the weather she's giving us! These pictures of lichens on the big boulders in our fencerow were taken only 4 days ago, at the end of our early spring melt. Now they're all covered up with snow again!
There are quite a lot of big lichen and moss-covered boulders in our old fencerow. Some of them are so big I don't know how they moved them, even with a team of big workhorses!
When you take a close look, I'm fascinated with the textures, colours and shape of these tiny fruiting bodies of the lichens. Unfortunately I've always found them very difficult to identify.