Thursday, April 25, 2013

Everything Has A Purpose


This spring, so far at least, hasn't been a colourful one. Everything is very slow 'to show'.


So when I happened upon this mustard coloured moss the other day


it stuck out like a sore thumb....a pretty sore thumb!


Especially with it contrasting with the pale gray lichen, 


they worked very well together I thought. 


Then I came upon this tree stump that was serving as a 'nursing log'....providing a good 


environment to not only the moss but also numerous other plants and insects.


Even on our small property we try to 'give back' to nature by leaving small fallen trees behind
to rot and nourish the environment.


19 comments:

  1. The contrasting colours make for beautiful photos. It's terrific that you give back to nature. Every little effort makes a difference.

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    1. Our garden takes up close to an acre so we can 'hide' logs and branches and let them 'do their thing'. We left a few trees that fell after Hurricane Juan in 2003 and they have joined the garden.
      Have a great day in your garden Martha.

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  2. I don't think I have seen moss that color here, yes, it does stick out. Very splashy!

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    1. Hi Sharon. I believe this will 'green up' as it gets more sunny.

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  3. I like that evocative phrase, "nursing log." Very maternal.

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    1. 'Mother earth' at her best, I'd say Debra.

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  4. You have a wonderful garden. Things are slow here too when it comes to greening up...

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    1. I must make it clear that these photos are not from our property. They were taken in the park we go to regularly with Sophie. But we do have nursing logs and a lot of moss too.
      Thanks for stopping by Fiona.

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    1. Aren't they great Kathy! Good colour combinations too!

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  6. The contrast between the yellow/green and slate grey is stark and beautiful. Lovely shots!

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    1. I love the colours as well Craig! Works very well together.

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  7. A nursing log, what a nice thought. I will look at ours with new eyes now.

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    1. That's how a forest sustains itself Inger. And it just made sense for us to do the same thing on a much smaller scale of course.

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  8. Yes, everything has a purpose. There is a reason for everything, but sometimes we can't fathom it. Thank you for another beautiful post.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Your are welcome Janie and thanks for stopping by.
      Yes, sometimes it can be difficult to find the 'purpose'!

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  9. I find mosses lovely and fascinating. The yellow moss is really pretty.

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  10. Sometimes I feel like a nursing log. Why won't someone pick me up, take me home and build a nice fire with me instead of leaving me there to rot.

    (Not really. I always feel very appreciated and loved by those around me)

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  11. Gorgeous post, Jim! The mustard moss and grey lichen are beautiful together! Take care!

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