Look closely at nature. There’s life everywhere. There’s a plan. Take your time when inspecting, like you have all the time in the world. Time? Throw away that watch. Stop checking your cell phone…. Get lost in exploration.
Winter has some secret jewels. It’s not all gloom and gray. Look at the abundance of different life forms supported by this dead branch. Fascinating!
Amber Jelly Roll fungus glistens a deep red color in the sun, Lichen spotted with black spore portals, bright and dark green mosses, dazzles me like a kid with a new toy.
Like a kid I took it home to study and guess what happened? The dry heat of my home, such a drastic contrast to the ecosystem it had, dried up the jelly fungus and discolored the moss. See before and after photos.
I expected this kind of change, but not as quickly. It would have been interesting to record this branch as a time lapse and measure the speed at which the jelly dried up. And do this over again with different controlled room temperature settings.
There’s a secret scientist buried in me somewhere. Others (you know who you are) just call me a nerd. Well… I LOVE being a nerd.