Posts Tagged ‘moss’


Now is a time for the seasons to dance.  

Is the ice encroaching or melting back?

 Is the moss pushing forward or about to be held in icy repose?

All of the above.

The seasons move rhythmically back and forth throughout the year

 – taking turns leading and following – 

 in a timeless procession of grace and beauty.


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The moss at the base of this towering birch tree is

incrementally and methodically working its way up the trunk.

It will never reach the top, but it won’t have to.

As the moss spiders into breaches in the bark and feeds deeper and deeper

into the tree, it will weaken the trunk until the tree collapses.

The moss will then complete its mission of returning the tree to the earth.

And then the cycle will begin again.


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