All photos taken on March 2, 2022.
Walking through Bunchberry to get away from the current news cycle, I realized that the trees in the forest are of much better character than many narcissists, who masquerade as world leaders. No need to say more, the definition and the photos say it all so much better.
Definition of character (as per Merriam Webster online dictionary)
1a: one of the attributes or features that make up and distinguish an individual.
b(1): a feature used to separate distinguishable things into categories
(2): the aggregate of distinctive qualities characteristic of a breed, strain, or type
(3): the detectable expression of the action of a gene or group of genes
c: the complex of mental and ethical traits marking and often individualizing a person, group, or nation
d: main or essential nature especially as strongly marked and serving to distinguish
Walking through the grove
We so seldom come this way, it was like being on the hike for the first time as we passed more character trunks
Going the opposite direction, we almost did not recognize we were approaching our regular walking trail
Coming out of the forest into the meadow, we spotted a few more lichen adornments
Colour and texture
except for the invisible deer, bunnies, coyotes, mice and such – there was plenty of evidence, but no sightings