Montana Outdoors

February 13, 2008

Winter moss, 2

Filed under: Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Winter — montucky @ 8:33 pm

Along an old road upon which I walk frequently are some of the remains of a low rock wall that was built there by men in the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) program in the mid 1930’s, and on the rocks live many small varieties of moss. Yesterday I spent some time photographing some of these tiny moss gardens. Nearly all of the plants in these photos are smaller than a golf ball and are overlooked by anyone who doesn’t get right down and look very, very closely, but I think overlooking them is a sad thing indeed because, in my mind at least, there is much beauty to be found in these small living things quietly living out their lives in complete obscurity.

Winter moss
Winter moss
Winter moss
Moss and lichens
Winter moss
Winter moss

(To be continued)

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