Mossy rocks in a stream. Moss has its own scent, a bit musty. Moss, by its nature, must grow where there is plenty of moisture, and that usually means a rainy area or where a stream splashes onto rocks. Moss on rocks, moss on trees, moss on fences, moss on logs. Dark, green, cushioned, moist, slippery, and usually in the shade. The combination of water and shade and the lavish dark green of the moss give a sense of lushness. It is so tempting to lay down on that pillowy plant, but it hides moisture. If dry, breaks off easily. You get up either wet or covered in debris. Instead, enjoy the visual intricacies of moss. Get in close. Some have the shape of stars, some of nebulas. Say “hi” to the astronaut ant crawling through a green constellation.

In a mossy world (taken at the Bergen university arbor at Milde)

By Keera Ann Fox

I am a bi-lingual American who has lived most of my life in Norway.
Jeg er en tospråklig amerikaner som har bodd mesteparten av mitt liv i Norge.

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