Sunday, January 6, 2008

Under the Moss Umbrella

Even in winter, some trees in Selma are never completely bare. Instead, they keep some leaves (such as oaks) and bear the beards of Spanish Moss. While the moss makes its own food and is not considered a parasite, it does shade tree branches from sunlight. Still, I think it's beautiful.

23 comments:

slim said...

It is beautiful indeed, particularly with the pale blue sky in the background. I think it would be pretty creepy looking in fog.

Annie said...

That is a lovely photo of the moss covered tree.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

It is very pretty and sort of romantic! Pretty photo!

Squirrel said...

are ya trying to kill me? this is the most beautiful tree ever! perfect for squirrels in love! trees are wonderful, but this is stunning.

Jim said...

Just need one of those drinks that comes in a big glass and a porch to sit on.

zentmrs said...

I've always liked Spanish moss - I wish we could have it here.

This is a really nice photo too!

Bergson said...

Santa claus was caught the beard in the branches while setting out again

GMG said...

Beautiful picture! Some trees make great pics any season of the year...
Have a great week!

Z said...

I find it beautiful as well! Though, sunshine? Even nicer this time of year, and I could certainly use some over here!

Happy New Year to you! (Sorry, I'm a bit late, caught up with some personal obligations)

Jules said...

How beautiful - it looks like rain falling thru the branches

Kerri said...

Fantastic shot! Love the perspective!

ft. lauderdale daily photo said...

Great shot of this magnificent tree. I love Spanish Moss, and you really captured its beauty in this photo from this angle.

b.c. said...

That IS beautiful

Marie said...

It's very beautiful and it makes me nostalgic. I saw Spanish moss for the first time when I was in Florida two years ago. Snif, I'd like to be there (in your country).

isabella said...

I love it too! Looking out my window on a big live oak covered in moss right now ;-)

Southern Heart said...

Amazing! I think that this is one of my favorite photos ever...

Kala said...

that is so cool to see these moss hanging like christmas tinsels on the branches!

Waldo Oiseau said...

I love this image. Nothing like a little Spanish moss to keep your trees warm! :)

The T in D & T said...

This is stunning!

Also loved your theme day photo.

I second Jim, the glass, the porch, yes please!

Clarice said...

The light is perfect, you can almost feel the moss.

The Letter A said...

Love this photo. Great shot.

Thiên said...

It is absolutely gorgeous. I love this shot!

Andrée said...

What an awesome photo! I'd love to spend a cool summer day under that tree.