|Moss forming on the area above the concrete "stairs" my husband put in to provide safe passage down the steep back slope, some of it an almost florescent green|
It temporarily fills in the cracks between the paving stones that make up the large, otherwise barren space that is our driveway.
|Moss adds life to the permeable paving without interfering with its function|
Moss isn't as common here as it is in rainier climates and it doesn't develop fat clumps as it does elsewhere. It largely disappears once our cool, rainy season is over, although it hangs on in one spot in the front garden.
|Ming, who I lost to long-term illness in 2014, loved this area of the garden|
Ultimately, maybe it's just that moss heralds the new plant growth that comes with cooler weather here. Even as winter has only now arrived, the appearance of the moss has me scouring the garden for the first signs of the promise of spring. And there are some!
More on the wonders of moss can be found here and here. Visit Anna at Flutter & Hum for more Wednesday Vignettes.
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