I think the stems and the branch are dead. And there is some moss growing on the branch toward the bottom.
It's supposed to be a warm day today. Saturday was a bust. It stayed relatively chilly and I didn't grill hamburgers as planned. We cooked them on the stove instead. They were still delicious, though. Today we're planning "thingeritos," a friend's name for burritos made at home with whatever ingredients you have on hand. Ken slow-cooked some turkey legs, so that will be the meat. We also have some left-over lentils, so they will stand in for the beans. Millet will play the part of rice in today's production. And so on.