I can almost hear Jean Luc discussing some strange new life forms found on the third moon of the new M Class planet they’ve discovered. “Send an away team, but be careful Number One!”
Our Japanese maple tree seems to be harboring many strange new life forms, though I’m sure they are not strange to botanists. But I do love the variety we have! I thought maybe this was harmful to the tree, but the tree care company said that no, this is normal in the Pacific Northwest. The firs don’t have these colonies and neither do other trees in our yard, but the two Japanese maples must be very hospitable to these collections of many shades of green.
I think they are wonderful in their tiny complexity.