You folks down south (by which I mean in Ohio) may be posting photos of your crocuses in bloom, but here it still looks like this.
I was looking for something to photograph, and the lichens on the tree trunks caught my eye, as they often do.
There are three main types of lichens: crustose (crusty), foliose (leafy), and fructicose (shrubby). The ones in these photos all fall into the middle, leafy category. An example of a fructicose one would be reindeer lichen.