The theme this week is NON-FLOWERING PLANTS:
or, to make it sound more poetical, MOSSES AND LICHENS, FUNGI AND FERNS!
I am not an expert on any of these, but am fascinated by their unusual colours, shapes and textures which so often make a lovely photograph with a lot of interesting detail. Actually, they are all worthy of study as they have such extraordinary structures and life-cycles quite unlike flowering plants.
This is a sphagnum moss in a bog in Norway.
Aren’t the colours stunning? It would make a lovely abstract picture or felting. Sphagnum holds water like a sponge and has many unlikely uses, including being used for dressing wounds in WW1.