Monday, 6 January 2020
Not the industrial kind—the botanic kind.
Tree-shape reflects the species and the individual’s growing conditions. This specimen, here in a park without neighbors, is broad and symmetrical…and bigger and more expansive than such oaks typically are, especially in a forest setting.
This one was almost that immense, but no more. Calling all breakdown organisms!
Without a doubt, the light was terrific today, and the sun toasty.
Even these (foliose? squamulose?) lichens were soaking it in.