Olive green and creamy white lichen cling to lifeless trees
The dead or sick trees lack leaves that, otherwise, would block light from the lichen allowing it to "bloom" into the pale shapes we see below.
The lichen don't hurt the tree but do take advantage of its predicament.
The shapes remind me of venus flytraps but without the deadly carnivorous reflex
Orange, yellow and red are not the only beauty in the autumn woods.