Lichen on Old Pine Branch

Even the cones are infested with lichens.  Not that it's necessarily a bad thing.  It was pleasing to see this dying remnant, though, because in a more polite setting - like a park, say - it would likely have been chopped off for aesthetic reasons.  This is one of those things you get to see in an uninhabited forest: nature in its true form; neither ugly nor beautiful.  (Although one could argue that nature itself is no longer natural.)

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