here in the NW corner of Montana
flowers are not blooming
but some lichen are looking magical!
these sticks are about 1/4 inch think
my eyes can not see these amazing details
they look more like yellow and green fuzz to me
the earthy sage greens
golds are thrilling
cup like saucers intriguing
wood with algae, lichen and perhaps the large leaves are liverworts?
two hours south of here
I did see my first wildflowers of the year!
are lakes at the moment
abundant with water birds
is a magical time in the little details
if you know what any of the lichen or liverwort are
I would love for you to tell me.
So much to learn!