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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

ABC Wednesday: M is for Moss

Mossy mountains make me merry.


Moving across mossy mountain rocks may be mired in mishaps if your footing isn't steady.


Moss on the sides of the mountain trails are easier to maneuver through without mistakes.


Moss on steep rocks heading up the mountains may be messy if you miss making your step carefully.


Mountain moss may seem easier to make your way on with flat areas but in combination with mixed roots and wet ground may be tricky.


By the way, the moss in these photographs is of a variety of kinds but I call it mountain moss because all of the shots were taken in the mountains. The third and last shot were taken in the southern Virginia mountains and the rest were taken in the northern North Carolina mountains.


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Denise said...

Lovely photo and a fun post.

Cezar and Léia said...

Moss, what a cool idea, and it's all about Autumn time, your post is wonderful!

Sylvia K said...

What a fun post for the M Day it is, Carver! Love the moss and your photos are terrific as always! Hope you have a great M Day and a beautiful week!


photowannabe said...

Magnificient mossy mountain magic.
Great shots.

Andy said...

Nice photos and good choice for M.

Leo said...

what lovely photos, Carver! Moss.. another interesting word for M.. super! :D

My M Post Is Here:

Daryl said...

I'm feeling the seasonal change!

RuneE said...

I must say you have messed around with moss :-)

PS In Norway we even have a city called Moss.

Reader Wil said...

Actually moss is very beautiful and decorative! Very good M- word! The last photo is my choice!

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful takes on the letter M.

Kay, Alberta

Mara said...

I nearly slipped on the moss in my backyard once. I try to get rid of it nowadays! It's just too dangerous.

EG Wow said...

Another place I would love to visit!

Tumblewords: said...

I love moss - reminds me of minute forests! Your photos and narrative are most marvelous!

Roger Owen Green said...

Love these, esp the moss, but also the berries in the 1st pic.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Hildred and Charles said...

Beautiful photos - in our semi desert country we don't see much moss, so this is a special treat.

Granny Smith said...

I have always loved mosses in their infinite variety. These are completely different than those I've found in California or Washington. Lovely photos!

Rambling Woods said...

Oh clever for M. Some of it looks similar to what I find here...someday I want to identify it.

Amy said...

Oh, you have very good moss where you live - ours is pretty much all dried up right now. Thanks for posting such beautiful "fallish" photos of it.

Gramma Ann said...

Marvelous play with all the M words today. I think Moss is lovely, and the Moss in your pictures is such a lovely green.

Genie said...

Oh , my, can I relate to this post and all of the pictures. I have slipped, tripped, name it and I have done it. How my husband ever hiked the AT I do not know. I got so much pleasure for your words and your photos in this post. Thanks.

Leslie: said...

Great shots of the moss and the mountainous area!

Kay L. Davies said...

We had moss here in the desert/prairie of southern Alberta this year due to the wettest summer (so they tell me) on record. Only a little bit of moss, however.
Yours is beautiful. Perfect for M day.

Kay, Alberta

Ann said...

The last moss is very beautiful. Auckland is very moist and we get a lot of moss. I have photos of outside my garage, but I didn't think of posting them.

Jay said...

Great series of photos! And you're right, walking on mossy mountains can be mired in mishaps for sure! Where there's moss, there's damp slipperyness!

On behalf of the team, thanks for taking part in ABC Wednesday this week!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Well, I hadn't thought of moss! lots of variety in that moss.

Carolyn Ford said...

These are beautiful photos of the natural environment for moss. Gorgeous color and light, Carver!

Mar said...

What magnificent fall pictures for M, Carver. Marvelous collection of moss shots!
M is for me...

Wanda said...

Feel like you could step right into your photos. Really nice.

kenju said...

Very nice photos and a place I'd very much like to walk. They reminded me of places I saw as a child (I lived in the woods!)

Anna said...

I love moss! What a great idea for an M-post! Beautiful photos.
Best wishes,
Please visit Sara Cat's M-post:
Sara Cat's abcWED-round-7-M


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