Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Mosses


Moss is a weed in grass lawns, and grass is a weed in where moss dominates. 


While mosses often grow on substrates, they never dominate by being parasitic. They are nothing great, but their tiny leaves work hard to absorb water and nutrients, which are in turn converted into food in a photosynthetic factory, a factory that I would like to, but can never visit, or take photographs.


Mosses do not bear flowers and fruits. They are simple, yet aesthetic, and mysterious in a close-up. I can get lost in this "mossy forest" if I am an ant, whilst a real ant can never.

What if I write them as mossssssssssssssss? Does this look like a clump of moss?

28 comments:

Icy BC said...

Interesting looking moss! I don't see them around here much, but just white powder, and cold.

Ann said...

are you and rainfield the same?

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Do you think moss can stop erosion? Very velvety to touch Moss.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful pics! a world all to itself!

eileeninmd said...

I see moss growing around here but it is not mixed in with the grass lawns. It usually grows around the trees or on the ground. Your photos are lovely as usual. Have a great day.

Secondary Roads said...

Beautiful pictures Rainfield. And interesting too.

Ratty said...

I think it would be very interesting to be the size of an ant and visit a mossy forest.

Grass said...

In nature, as tiny as the moss has a great wonder in it.

The factory in it is one that no human technology can design and construct for now. (May be bigining to explore through genetic science)

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I love the little shoots coming up -- great shot!

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

That first one looks very furry!

George said...

Thanks for the information about mosses. Your last photo is fantastic. It's a wonderful macro.

Malar said...

Awesome close up pictures of the moss!

Giga said...

Dziękuję za wiedzę i ładne zdjęcia. Ponadto chciałam Ci powiedzieć, że Mikołaje wykopią się ze śniegu i dostarczą Ci prezent :-). Pozdrawiam

Ann said...

don't walk on them when it is wet, U might just JADOH!!!!

I asked you if you are rainfeld because this is a new blog, and he/she asked me a question, and I can't answer because he got no post.

Frieda said...

Moss is fascinating...all these structures and colours. Great post :)

betchai said...

I like the mossy pictures and photosynthetic thoughts. Beautiful pictures as usual Rainfield and am amazed always with your thoughts

fufu said...

like last picture!

Harshi said...

Moss and lichens are related aren't they? I'm a big fan of the latter.

Beautiful captures! The ants and insects sure are lucky to see such beautiful sceneries all day long.

Regina said...

I love moss too! They are another enchanting world.. your photos are great! The fugus has the spores I guess

AVCr8teur said...

Some moss have to grow tall to have a better lookout from the crowded moss factory.

Icy BC said...

A little FB bug told me it's your birthday, so I stop by to wish you a GREAT YEAR, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

kumittyi said...

I love your third shot especially.
Dewdrops on little shoots are very fantastic.
In addition, I'm partial to your story of "mossy forest "and "ant".
Somehow "Alice's Adventure in wonderland" just came to me.

Anonymous said...

rolling stones gather no moss ?

Ratty said...

I'm probably a day too late now, but I've seen from a few people that it's your birthday, so Happy Birthday!

Bananazஇ said...

No mosssssssssssssseeeesssss look more like a clump of mossssss. Great pixz and info on moss. Moss you gotta watch out for the rolling stone.

Anonymous said...

Your texts sounds so much like my daughter lecturing me about what she learned in science. :) ~Cher of Sweet Memoirs

Poetic Shutterbug said...

We get alot of moss around here and I never really think to much about it but now I've learned a little from you :) I guess being an ant going through moss is like you exploring Cerok Ton, It is a journey for them :)

Angie said...

love taking pics of moss too, I usually call them carpet of the forest lol..