moss up close

I went outside today and was surprised to see my stone patio finally getting moss in the cracks.  Upon closer inspection, I found that it was really plush and thick, soft to the touch, but longer than any moss I have ever seen. 

mossSo although I am calling it moss, I am not sure if that is indeed what it is.  It could be tiny aliens growing in my back yard for all I know but it looks like moss to me.  In anycase it looks really good.  From the photos you can see how thick it is on the stones.  

moss in the stones

acorn in moss

This is a different kind of moss with an acorn laying on it-  or maybe it’s really a tiny house on a hillside. Maybe those tiny aliens live in it. 

Okay ….it’s really late and can you tell I need sleep.  

PS~If you know what kind of moss this is, let me know.  The internet says there are 12,000 different types of moss~I am very curious but way too tired to research it tonight.


  1. This looks really cool. I bought some moss at the nursery last year and tried to get it started in my woodland area, but it didn’t last. I think it’s too hot here. I still see it for sale at the garden center though. I’m no help in identifying this. :-(

  2. The detail in that first image is AMAZING.

  3. I think that’s moss, alright! It’s amazing the detail you can see when you get right up close, isn’t it?

    Love that last one. The little house on the hillside! Sweet!

  4. wonderful photos, the first one makes me lean in to enjoy.

  5. The tall moss looks like alfalfa sprouts. I like the last photo. I found a neat log with moss on it last week. I had two cameras that day, one with color film so I took a few shots.

    Must travel with color at hand this time of year because you never know what wonders will jump in front of your lens.

  6. Very nice! I thought the first photo was bean sprouts, lol.