Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Few Mossy Things

Remember I said in addition to the flowers of spring there is something else I love about this time of year? Well, actually, there is a LOT I love about this time of year, but in this instance I am referring to the moss that is the most beautiful color right now. I know, most people try to get rid of moss but I happen to love it! Think I need therapy? Probably, but how could you not love this color???

My husband and my son-in-law have offered to "clean it off" for me and don't quite understand my affinity for the mossy pavers.

When we first put this pathway in, I hated the new, raw look and couldn't wait for the weathering to take place. It reminds me of old southern landscapes that have been evolving for years. In the spring it is the prettiest shade of green.

 Ok, there is another mossy thing or two  I love.

How about a mossy piece of driftwood with a little moss of a different type and color of green growing beside it?

Or a mossy stone edging the flower bed.

Or Spanish moss hanging from the cypress trees on the lake? Not the pretty green color, but beautiful the same.
Maybe I am just at the mossy stage of life with a little moss growing on my north side, but if it is as pretty as the moss in nature, that's ok too. I just have to keep an eye on DH and Son-in-Law to make sure they don't try to clean me off!


Carolyn said...

I love moss too-it adds character.


Karen said...

Clean it off!?!? Horrors!!! What are they thinking? This was one of my favorite things when I was little! Oh the 'carpet' under those giant trees! Well they were giant then since we were just small;). I suppose some of them were the Black Walnut trees, hum?
I love your moss. David, Scott, stand down!
lil sis