Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Green velvet

The walk this morning was "chillified" as my grandmother might have said. The sun was out, but the wind out of the north punched a hole through my sweat pants and shirt. It made me glad I'd put my gloves in my pocket before heading out.

I was a bit distracted because I had no clue what my column for Sunday's paper would be. As much as I preach the Be Here Now sermon, I was not there during the first part of my walk. 

Then on the second lap, I looked to the side of the barn road and saw a tree the wind had blown across the road years ago. We chainsawed it away from the road but left part of it in the hollow. The end closest to the road is the one I saw.

Pulling the phone from my pocket, I snapped a picture. I know my lovely spouse will call me a copycat because she took moss pictures earlier in the week, but since the green velvet of moss is about the only color now, it ends up being a frequent subject of our pictures.


  1. One of my favorite colors ~ how lovely!

  2. Mother Nature has done a great job of decorating the tree stump. It just goes to show how good those colors go together. She knows how to use colors and texture.
    Hugs, Julia

  3. Soft and lovely. Envying your chill.

  4. I appreciate that beauty doesn't care where it comes from. I like it when it says, "Well lookee here!" Sometimes I might see it, but can seldom get a 'postcard shot' as you do.
    From a chilly Florida,
    Sherry & jack

  5. Im always looking at the green velvet that trims the sidewalks where we walk. It is so bright and beautiful. You got a great shot of natures art!

  6. This is such a great colour and it is so soft when you touch it. If my mom was around, she would take that moss and use it for greenery in her eggs when she made some scenery

  7. Oh that Mother Nature...she's such a showoff! Very pretty!


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