There's a lot of diversity in the East, and in the Southeast, even more so. And a southeastern city . . . with all the things people have planted, and that have escaped, mixed with native habitat, and weeds, and all the different microclimates . . . it can be preposterous. You never know what you might find growing around any corner.
There's a bright phosphorescent moss that grows in the forest where there's no sun:
Here's a hemlock:
Here's a shot of old goldenrod on the side of the road:
Here's an anthill:
Here's a waxmyrtle (southern bayberry):
These are from a city ornamental I found later.
Here are a couple of pines, a short-needled one on the left, and long-needled on the right:
Looks like a scrub pine to me, but I'd have to investigate more deeply.
Here's a close-up of the buds: