Friday, 18 April 2014

Moss

I was captivated by this moss which I noticed earlier this week growing on a fallen tree trunk in Colinton Dell by the Water of Leith. Look at the delicate white fruiting bodies. If you know what species it is, please leave a comment!





and I love the contrast betweeh the two species of moss in the photo below. 


Moss growing on the trunk of a fallen tree -
it must seem like a forest to this passing bee
or the beetle clambering its way
through the green, entirely unaware of me.

today's prompt at NaPoWriMo was to write a ruba'i  - a Persian form, of four lines with the rhyme sequence AABA.

12 comments:

Naquillity said...

a small world all its own. beautiful photos. your poem matches your photo well. nice tribute. have a great day~

TexWisGirl said...

a tiny, intricate world. beautiful!

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Love, love, love moss. Spent long hours as a child petting it. And, sort of still do.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Juliet, go to Donegal Wildlife on my side bar and ask Stuart Dunlop to pop over to your site and identify the moss. I am sure he won't mind and he is so knowledgeable.

Dartford Warbler said...

Such pretty moss but I`ve no idea what it is!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Moss - pretty kinds to see.

Less pretty in lawn and on roof!

eileeninmd said...

The moss is pretty, love the cute poem! Happy Easter, enjoy your weekend!

dosankodebbie said...

I fell into lifelong love with moss after I visited Saiho-ji, the "Moss Temple" in Kyoto. It was on a school trip when I was a high school student many decades ago. The grounds are covered in more than 120 kinds of moss. I have no idea if this is unique, or if there are many gardens like this, but it IS a a UNESCO world heritage site, which must mean something. Have you ever heard of it? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saih%C5%8D-ji_%28Kyoto%29

Crafty Green Poet said...

Dosankodebbie - thanks for that link, what a wonderful place, no I'd never heard of it before!

stuart dunlop said...

The moss on most images, and on the the right-hand side of the last shot is Campylopus introflexus, with its spidery white hairs sticking sideways at the top. This is a widely-spread species from the southern hemisphere. Can't do the other from pics.

Edinburgh, eh? I am not jealous. I AM not jealous....I am NOT jealous.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Stuart, thanks for the moss id!

Bill said...

another spring
I study the names
of moss