Are you familiar with mature Spanish moss that hangs from live oaks? Usually that is how you see Spanish moss: Thick and hanging like dry, brown beards from sturdy live oaks in the Deep South of the United States. Think of the imagery of Southern Gothic.
In fact, this plant is an epiphyte, which means it absorbs moisture and nutrients from the air and from rain, through its leaves. It is found across the world.
While taking a walk this winter, I spied some new, young Spanish moss, evidently at its early stages, looking like little balls on a bare crepe myrtle:
This week, I’m on a personal retreat to concentrate on a little bit of my writing and Holy Week. I’ve scheduled some photographs I took that I think you will finding interesting and maybe spark some discussion.
I will be checking back here every evening, so I’m not totally off the grid. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy my blogs this week, and that you have a fabulous week, too!
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