Tuesday evening the sky cleared long enough to see a sunset. The angle of the sun and the reflected light off the pond brought my attention to the lichens on the red oak in the backyard. I had never noticed them before. The oak is an old patriarch – 3 ½ feet diameter. I got a few more shots of the upper end of the pond, which is marshy, then a shot of the sky at sunset.
There’s a blue heron that likes to feed in this area. It’s really skittish and flies off as soon as I walk into the sunroom.