Moss Green from Around the World

A collection of Moss Green from around the world.

Mossy fish on the tomb stones in the ruins at Tintern Abbey in Wales. Mossy fish on the tomb stones in the ruins at Tintern Abbey in WalesMossy sculpture of the three ‘no evil’ monkeys in the Singapore Botanical Garden (this detail includes the ‘hear no evil’ and the ‘see no evil’ monkeys).Mossy sculpture of the three 'no evil' monkeys in the Singapore Botanical GardenI have no idea where to start when it comes to the Emerald Isle and moss. I might have to do an entire collection, but to start here are some super green mossy trees in Glenveagh National Park, Ireland.Super green mossy trees in Glenveagh National Park, IrelandVisiting the final destination of the Monarch butterfly migration in a mossy forest in the mountains near Morelia, Mexico.Monarch butterfly in a mossy forest near Morelia, MexicoAn Icelandic storm forming behind a moss-covered bus at the airport in Reyunivik, Iceland. An Icelandic storm forming behind a moss-covered bus at the airport in ReyunivikOld phone booth and rusting-out bus left to be reclaimed by the rainforest on the Hall of Mosses Trail in the Hoh Rainforest in Washington, USA.Old Phone Booth in the Hoh RainforestIn Kyoto, Japan, the Ginkaku-ji Temple had a large moss garden full of what they called ‘V.I.P. mosses’. The grounds were meticulously maintained by volunteers. Using a roughly one square foot wooden frame to focus on a small area a woman spent her time hand-picking minuscule debris out of the moss. At this rate it would take her quite awhile to work through the 20 acres of moss-covered slopes. from the Ginkakuji temple in Japanbrochure, a painting of grounds showing all the space for perfect mossI wonder what the Japanese volunteers would think about these almost perfect mounds of green moss in the Botanical Garden in Copenhagen, Denmark. According to the sign this moss goes by the name Azorella trifurcata, Trefliget gummipude, quite the mouth full.mounds of green moss in the Botanical Garden in Copenhagen, DenmarkThe soggy West Coast of Canada is another place that has no shortage of moss in all forms, perhaps I will have to do a post on just the local mosses. Here a mossy rock glows in a stream at the Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver.A mossy rock glows in a stream at the Capilano Suspension Bridge in North VancouverA classic fairy-tale tree in the garden at Newstead Abbey in England. A classic fairy-tale tree at Newstead Abbey in EnglandStatue of a cherub sprouting a mossy hairdo at Kasteel de Haar near Utrecht, Holland. Statue of a Cherub with a Mossy Hairdo at Kasteel de Haar near Utrecht, HollandMoss on an old millstone in the forest on the west coast of Sweden.moss on an old millstone in the forest on the west coast of SwedenA tree amidst vines, ferns and moss in the jungle at Hanging Bridges in Costa Rica. A tree amidst vines, ferns and moss in the jungle at Hanging Bridges in Costa RicaNot moss at all but a moldy wall abstract I called ‘Snow on a Mossy Mountain’ (from Fort Cornwallis in Penang, Malaysia).snow on mossy mountain (above the tree line)More of the Friendly Friday Challenge: Green.

7 responses to “Moss Green from Around the World

  1. A great collection of moss! I think you have all the flora covered … for fauna, I’d include Kate Moss, Mos Def and Maurice Moss 😉

    • We’ve had the wettest June ever; everything is astoundingly green in our part of the earth. It makes me wonder what the earth will look like 100 years os so into the future – probably even more blue…

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