Sunday, September 24, 2017

Good for the soul

We had big plans today. We were going to Costco in Birmingham, and afterward, a stop a Starbucks for a Sunday edition of the New York Times was on our list of to-do items. But none of that happened.

Instead, we walked early to avoid the heat of the day. The path looks different in the early morning sun. When we walked the back loop which meanders through the woods in the hollow down by the barn, I came upon a mossy rock about the size of a football. The angle of the sun highlighted hairy spikes that I'd never seen before. I

 squatted and shot a picture with my phone in portrait mode. When I use this setting, the picture has depth of field which often adds interest to photographs. I'm just now experimenting with that feature so there is a learning curve but I like the results I've had recently.

I hope you Sunday plans involved sipping coffee on the screen porch, reading the Sunday paper, and taking a long nap. Sundays like this are good for the soul sometimes.


  1. I like those rocks and that type of moss. I think the moss decides to do something just a little different than just 'Be Green'.

  2. Brilliant photo.
    It is Monday here, but Sunday was productive and pleasant. As I hope yours is.

  3. Interesting growth an the rock.

  4. Moss come in a wide variety and I have some growing in a flowerbed that I'm trying to get rid of. They resemble moose anthers. It's quite interesting studying about how moss reproduces.

    Interesting photograph.
    Hugs, Julia

  5. It looks like a little world until itself to me. Nature is fascinating. The more you look the more you see. Sundays are always my day to rest and refresh. They say a Sunday well spent brings a week of content.

  6. You are doing very good with your pictures, the ones you have posted are all really nice.

    Sipping coffee and kicking back pretty much describes our Sunday also.

  7. Anonymous12:11 PM

    That is one hairy rock!!

  8. Now, that is an amazing rock!

  9. It does give a unique view of the moss. A new look wakes us up.

  10. I'll have to try that photo technique...looks pretty cool! I'm not a coffee drinker but I sure took a nice nap yesterday!

  11. I haven't read a Sunday paper in ages. You've reminded me of how much I miss that.

  12. Looks kind of like my son's head when he was a teenager and went through a dying-his-hair-green phase. The hair has been back to its normal color for a long time, but the tattoos are forever.


  13. Terrific photo, I love the colours in the sunlight.


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