Friday, February 01, 2013

Mossy ground

Inside the pine wood the ground is littered with leaves and pine needles. And moss grows. Not little wimpy moss, but big tufts of the stuff. It's beautiful. And green. And it grows not just on the ground, but also on fallen branches and the trunks of big trees.

Inside the piney woods. Most of the green you see is moss.

As usual, I'm writing this a day in advance (Thursday afternoon). Friday is predicted to be very stormy with high winds and lots of rain. We'll see how it goes. I'm hoping our power stays on. The temperatures remain mild, so snow and ice are not in our immediate future. But it's the first of February. Winter is not over yet.


  1. It must be eerily quiet in those woods. At least you haven't slipped and fell on the moss, that's good.

  2. Is that really considered moss? It looks very different from the moss I've ever seen, both down here in Florida and up north in Delaware and Pennsylvania. The stuff in your photo looks more like a vine of some sort.

  3. It looks like a lovely spot for Faery folk.

  4. virginiac, oh, I did slip and slide a bit. Nothing serious.

    starman, it's some variety of moss, I think. It grows rather tall.

    michael, yes indeed!


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