Saturday, December 29, 2007

Covered by Moss

After seeing some other photo bloggers' pictures of hoarfrost, I noticed this dogwood tree in Old Live Oak Cemetery just covered in a frost-tinted Spanish Moss. It almost looks like hoarfrost...from a distance.

19 comments:

Annie said...

That does look frosty and beautiful. Spanish moss gives a very picturesque flavor to the trees in the south. We're not really far enough south to have it here in Little Rock.

Jim said...

Kinda looks like the spider webs that we had on trees here during the summer.

Clueless in boston said...

When I saw it as a thumbnail I thought is was snow and I had to see that in Selma. Have a happy New Year!

Southern Heart said...

Oh my! That is breathtaking (you know I love the moss! :)

After the holidays when things are quiet, I'm looking forward to browsing more through your album. I also will be posting more architectural/garden photos from Memphis in the coming weeks (they won't all be football or holiday-type things ;)

I hope you're having a good weekend,

Andrea

Steve Buser said...

Spanish moss galore around here, but I have never seen it with ice. It makes an interesting shot

-- steve buser
New Orleans Daily Photo

Rambling Round said...

Steve, this Spanish Moss doesn't have ice on it. It just looks like it. Sorry for the misunderstanding. I just meant that its color looks frosty and resembles hoarfrost. I don't know why this particular tree has moss that is different from the others, but it caught my eye, and I had to take a picture.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I love this!! Call me strange, but I love pictures from cemeteries. :)

Web-OJ said...

This is so beautiful and so ....... cold. Little eerie though.

Nick said...

Fascinating - much more exotic than snow (to someone from my part of the world, anyway).

oldmanlincoln said...

Wow. That is some photo. I like it but wonder if the Spanish Moss will kill the tree?

Mike said...

Wow! Spooky.
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Jean said...

I've been enjoying your pictures for awhile and just had to comment. This picture is beautiful, as all you others are, but for some reason it fascinates me. Thank you for sharing your wonderful photos!

GMG said...

Wow! Great shot!
Wish you a very happy, healthy and successful 2008!
Blogtrotter

Jilly said...

this is just amazing. as was yesterday's. Two great photos. So many wonders in our world.

Matthieu said...

Dear Rambling Round,
I am sorry to deal with funless matters but following your message on December 28th, you will find some posts related to Omaha Beach where your FIL landed, here (Omaha Beach memorial) and here (Normandy American cemetary and memorial).
Regards, Matthieu

Rambling Round said...

Thanks for all your visits and comments.
Abe, Spanish Moss can cause damage to trees by keeping out sunlight and weighing down branches, but it's not a parasite as I once thought. Instead, it makes its own nutrients by catching water in the air, then storing it.

Matthieu, thanks for the links to Omaha Beach and Normandy. My FIL returned for the 40th anniversary and once more since.

Kerri said...

Wow...it does look frosty! This is a stunning shot!

Aigars Bruvelis said...

This amazing photo you've got there. Hats off!

Andrée said...

Wow, what a sight! I have often wondered what Spanish Moss looked like: this is a wonderful example. Like a ghost tree.