If the 18th century had its Enlightenment, in the 21st century I had my enlichenment. More specifically, it came on February 23rd in Great Hills Park as I surveyed some densely covered dead branches on an elbowbush. Here for your delectation are three views of those lichens. The two pictures with dark backgrounds were taken with flash. So was the other one.
© 2016 Steven Schwartzman