Interesting designs on a maple tree. I would imagine that the markings indicate a viral or fungal disease of the tree, but they are an intriguing pattern.
The lichen adds texture and a decorative element.
The red thorns of the hawthorn bush contrast very nicely with the pale stems. New red buds at the intersection of the thorn and branch are ready to open out as soon as the days get warm.
The branches of the thornbush make an intricate, spiky interplay.