Thursday, March 15, 2012


Those of us in the Pacific NW who listen to National news have been hearing about the warm weather in many parts of the country. Now, I moved out here to escape heat so I'm not complaining. However, our winter seems never-ending . Yesterday we had snow. In fact a two lane highway on the west side of Hood Canal had to close for a few hours as it was not safe for driving. The mountains are full of snow-lots of severe avalanche warnings! For a rare treat, the sun has come out for a few hours. I decided to take the camera outside and take a few photos. Now I can't compete with some of the lovely spring flowers I have seen on blogs so I decided to celebrate our most infamous plant-MOSS.

Here is a view of the mossy forest from our deck.

This is my witch hazel now bare of flowers but still pretty thanks to the moss!

Two varieties on one plant!

I think this is really quite lovely!

Another variety

Three kinds in a small area!

This is the trunk of a maple tree.

Last but not least,even the street has a lovely green carpet.
Thanks for taking a look and have a great Fri.


  1. Ahh - we in the Pacific NW can 'do moss' like nobody's business!

  2. Oh, my gosh ~ I have never seen such strange and beautiful moss!! Lovely blog! I'm a new follower ~ ♥♥

  3. I cannot say as I have ever seen moss here in the Heartland, but it is very beautiful!!

  4. Very interesting moss. So much green for your St. Pat's Day! Enjoy it. I might be wrong, but isn't this much snow up there sort of an oddity? I mean I know it rains a lot, but the snow??? Well, try to stay warm.

  5. Nice mossy photos! Pretty soon the which hazel will be blooming! Such a nice spring scent- (if spring is actually coming this year).