There were brief pockets of sunshine as we drove the 40-ish miles to Henry Hagg Lake and the surrounding park, but the entire region was also under an air stagnation advisory. Whenever we were high enough to see sun you could also see thick layers of dark air in places with lighter air below and nothing moving, so I didn't hold out much hope the skies would clear.
So instead of wishing for blue sky and sunshine, I kept my head down and explored the various shades of green.
I posted this one on my Instagram account and learned it's a hypogymnia, perhaps Hypogymnia inactiva.
The above photos were all from our first stop, now we've moved on to another part of the park.
I love this type of moss so very much. It's just incredible.
I kept looking for some sort of shelf fungus on every single tree I passed. This group was all I saw that day.
Oak gall's are strangely beautiful.
I wonder what this was all about?
A shot of the lake before we got in the car and headed home...
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