Missouri tends to be a bit damp during the spring. It lends itself well for this:
I have no idea what this is. Lichens of some sort, I guess. It covers one of the trees by our place off the grid. I should have grabbed my macro tube to see what these things look like up close and personal. I wonder if they’ll still be on the trees the next time I make it up there. Hmmm. We shall see.