One of the things that I love about this time of year is the resurgence of the moss. In the summertime it dies back and turns brown, but at this time of year it is vibrant, soft, and incredibly green. So let’s step into my backyard to check out how beautiful this lovely moss can be! Ready?
Our first stop is in our oak grove.
So where is the moss, you ask? Let’s take a closer look, shall we? The first tree on the left in the above photo actually has a mossy base. Let’s check that out!
Lovely isn’t it? We have one tree in the yard that is unusual. Rumor here is that the Maidu Indians, who lived in this area, used to create markers with the trees. We think that this unusual tree is a marker. Notice how the branches come together creating a “window” in this moss covered tree!
Isn’t that cool?
Not only does the moss cover some of our trees but also the granite rocks.
Isn’t that pretty? When I looked closely, I found something a bit unusual.
Let’s take a closer look at the moss shall we?The long skinny things are called Calyptra. This is where the spores are that will spread the moss. This cap will fall off when ready. Here is a nice shot of them.
I hope that you enjoyed the walk into my backyard! Stay tuned for more of this amazing huge world in my little yard!
Now go and have a great Monday, and thank you for stopping by!