It’s hard to believe what those mosses can do. This was in a completely exposed position about 30 feet from the river. I’ve learned that in the coldest parts of a winter, there are beautiful moss gardens all along there.
It is much warmer here than it is closer to the Divide where it is way below zero, but at the moment it is 3º. We usually get a few weeks of very cold air, but this is earlier in the winter than usual. Sure makes the night sky beautiful though!
Great images – so clear & sharp. Seems so very sudden to have winter right on your doorstep, although we had a very hot day yesterday and it’s still hot inside today (even though the cool change came through last night). Summer is definitely on the way for us ‘down under’.
The moss looks so rich, warm and inviting. It’s quite a contrast to the frost-tinged leaf. I was surprised to learn that moss will do fine in colder temperatures. I guess I shouldn’t be. There are aquatic plants that thrive in the cold waters of the Pacific. What a nice pairing of photos!
Yes, I thought about the perspective of that shot, and I can see it looking like hills with dense vegetation. Actually that was on a boulder about 4 feet across near the river. For some reason the moss thrives there, completely exposed to the elements.