Saturday, October 14, 2006

Moss on the Rocks



At one time when I was a little kid, I dreamt that I would be a biologist that would study moss, fungae, and such things. That never happened. But I still love moss and have a fascination for such life. This picture was taken on my walk along the Delaware River near Frenchtown, New Jersey.

21 comments:

Annie said...

I see from your previous posts that you have gathered many admirers - and now, after my first opportunity to view your entire blog, I'm an appreciative viewer too.

Moi said...

mossy green.....one of my fav shades of green :)
have a great weekend!!!

mreddie said...

The leaf shadow looks like a dark hand feeling the moss - good shot. ec

Fred said...

Wow - thats a lot of moss! It's very brilliant, too.

samrina said...

Nice shot!

Hope u r fine.

Takecare

Kimberley said...

Ahhhh the intensity of the green and the deep shodows are great here you captured them just right

judypatooote said...

I love moss, and there is such a variety of it, that you can buy... that is one beautiful picture you took....

Sarad said...

it looks great.

--Sunrise-- said...

lol... I have a feeling I am going to sound very monotonous, but here goes (!):

lovely picture... the quality is ace... :)

Kiwi Nomad 2006 said...

Adults can study biology too;-) I did a paper extramurally lat year, and am planning to do another one on New Zealand fauna next year. I was fascinated last year and am sure I will be again next year;-)

Anonymous said...

we've done a lot of wandering through wetlands and the woods while poking at moss and animals and whatever else we could find in our macrobiology classes. It was fun. Wet, filthy and cold (I once caught bronchitis after spending 12 hours every day for a week doing field work during in the pouring rain) - but fun. I'm more into the tiny little germs with the looong names that could kill an elephant, though. Although that is very nice moss. Yes, it is. Very pokeable (if that's a word):D

Reflex said...

Woah, i also like mosses, ferns, funghi... How incredible nature is!

M(urf)! said...

Hi, Tim. Maybe you should be working with really old bread instead of new bread. It would be more along the lines of what you wanted to do when you were a kid. ;-)

Merili said...

Very interesting indeed... I love the green colour.

Tim Rice said...

Thanks, annie. I'm always happy to have one more person find my blog worth viewing. :)

Hi, moi. It is a beautiful, cushiony color.

Thanks, mreddie. That's a good observation. I sometimes think it amazing how many different patterns we can find in nature that reflect beyond what it really is.

Hi, fred. I love brilliant moss. :)

Thanks, samrina. Hope you are doing well, too.

Thanks, kimberly. There is a certain depth of feel to the moss. It is what makes the picture powerful in its own way.

Thanks, judypatoootie. Moss has so many different feels.

Thanks, sarad. Glad you enjoyed it.

Thanks, sunrise. Sometimes it is hard to come up with words uniquely different.

Thanks, kiwi nomad 2006. There is a lot one can do if one has the time and resources. :)

Hi, choochoo. Thanks for sharing about some of your experiences. It does sound like your microbiology class was lots of fun except for the bronchitus and such.

Thanks, reflex. The beauty of nature in its so many different facets is awesome.

Hi, murf. Thanks for the smile. :)

Thanks, merili. Glad you enjoy it. Nature is awesome.

M(urf)! said...

My pleasure!

Cergie said...

Moss is good for decoration, especially to do for christmas a scene of nativity.

This moss on the rock is GORGEOUS !

Tim Rice said...

Thanks, cergie. Moss is wonderful and you're right that it is good for a nativity scene. I loved that moss on the rock, too!

Lori Witzel said...

Just another "love that moss" pile-on...

:-)

Tim Rice said...

Thanks, lori witzel. Glad to have another admirer. :)

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

The moss looks like a fluffy green carpet. I have always been fascinated with moss and seem to seek it out when I'm hiking. I like to bend down and see it up close...But for some reason I have never thought to photograph it because I'm too busy admiring it.