Cue the teenage groan. Works every time on any trail anywhere. Most recently in Vermont, climbing Mt. Pico. Abundant rain made for lush ferns and all kinds of things growing on the rocks and trees.
"For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist." (Col. 1:17-18).