The Howard County Living Farm Heritage Museum was a place I’ve never been before this week – was there as a volunteer to support all day field trips for several schools.
My role was to guide the student scientists as they analyzed forest soil (our entry to the forest was marked by a cone). One of the days was more challenging when heavy rain moved it…mud everywhere! Fortunately the temperature was warm enough and the students remained enthusiastic about what they were doing; we retreated to the shed and analyzed the (very wet) soil.
Before the students arrived, I did a little photography. Plants are always a favorite…and I’m still experimenting with the clip-on macro lens for my smartphone camera.
I looked at the rust on an old plow.
There was a very large tree that looked like the trunk had been twisted. There were several kinds of lichen and moss growing on it.
As I walked around the tree, I noticed the bark had formed and eye-like pattern…like a dragon just waking up.