It looks like a field of poppies, but instead, these marching nano-creature moss flowers are to be found in the dead of Winter blooming happily on the high mountain ridges, indeed, at the hermitage. The picture is flipped to the side. This is on the “moss side,” the “North side,” of a vertical tree. This is already magnified a zillion times, but let’s get a detail of that, magnified a gazillion times:
They have marched themselves right into a posting of flowers for the Immaculate Conception. I love it.
Update: I was alerted by an alert reader that there’s a difference between moss and lichens. So, here, on the same tree, is some Spanish Moss: