Monday, April 7, 2008

Moss in Bloom?

There are many kinds of moss growing here with textures from long and matted, to smooth and soft, and colors from pale to bright green. I don't know much about moss. This moss is growing on top of the stone wall entering the basement of the house. The ground level view gives a different perspective on the plant. I found this spring color surprising.

Builders of dry stone walls are fond of moss. Some of them mix up interesting concoctions to get moss to grow on the stones. We didn't do that. Unplanted soil, even gravel, doesn't stay that way long. Plants of some kind will move in. We call some of them weeds, but not this one. Look how gorgeous it is. They don't call the planet we are on God's green earth for nothing!

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