Saturday, March 3, 2012
Miscellany, Keddie Cascades
Top photo is my son Ryan looking at a sturdy broadleaf tree growing horizontally out of a vertical rock face.
The subject of the second photo was a patch of moss with a good stand of sporophytes on top, but after viewing it on the computer, I noticed the dried up frond of a Polypodium fern in the upper left resembles a fish skeleton.
The third photo is of the trunk of a California Incense Cedar.
Next is a nice patch of lichen on a rock. The crustose body form.
Next to last is a photo of one of the many mini-caves in the rock wall lining most of the trail. Along this particular stretch, many of them had icicles reminiscent of stalactites in limestone caves.
Last, a leaf of California Black Oak, the namesake of this blog, sporting what looks like a virus.