Found this Lipstick Cladonia (Cladonia"club-like" macilenta"thin") on a dead oak log. Just under an inch tall, the little clubs have bright carmine red little hats, or more scientifically, apothecia(fruiting bodies). The same red on the scalp of male Ruby-Crowned Kinglets, who are sifting the fir tops far above for bugs. A very small speck of red, but such a surprising color to find in the middle of winter.
(click on the photo for the full effect of red)