Rainy, windy, and cold today. Even the dog doesn’t want to go out. But yesterday was rather nice and I got this picture of moss growing near the base of a tree. #mosstodon
Mossy stairs. #mbfeb
I walked to lunch today, and paused along the way to take pictures of some of the lichens I saw.
There were only a few species represented (I assume, based purely on superficial appearance, which my brother tells me is not actually a good way to identify lichens).
I also saw this handsome moss along the way:
Someone on Twitter was just mentioning that the fact of their easy visibility in winter is one of the best things about lichens.
I really enjoy shuffling through fallen leaves in autumn. Walking through wet grass on a hot summer day is even better. But both pale before walking a lush moss-covered forest path.
Jackie and I visited the Fiber Event in Greencastle Indiana yesterday, after which we went to Shades State Park and spent the rest of the day hiking.
The spring wildflowers were just about at their peak. We saw spring beauties, trillium, dutchman’s breeches, violets, bluebells, mayapples, and others that I didn’t recognize.
Even the moss was trying to get in on the act.
Moss by Philip Brewer is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.