Boo loves to play with sticks (mostly to use as cat toys). The other day, he was playing with one that had several different types of lichen.
Let's count the different colors, shall we?
2. gray (inspiration for items such as this)
3. yellow (left)
4. light green (right)
5. chartreuse (left)
6. peach!!! (I've never seen this color quite like this before)
It's incredible that one stick can have so much diversity.
When making these (or these), I think about many things including growth and relationships. Nature is interesting to observe, particularly how different and same species interact with each other. Do they grow close to each other, around each other, away from each other? In large clumps or small clumps? It's the wee things that I often find the most interesting.