Inspirations- Miniature Wonderlands

Close up view of mosses and lichens in a fallen branch that resembles the edge of a primitive jungle

In January clumps of moss gleam on the forest floor like verdant tropical islands on a dull gray sea-

A large limestone outcrop festooned with moss on a gray forest floor in in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia during January

Up close the astounding variety of shapes and colors of the mosses festooning every little rock and twig resemble miniature jungles-

Close up view of mosses and lichens in a fallen branch that resembles the edge of a primitive jungle

The edge of a rainforest-

Above a forest of tree ferns-

Macroscopic view of a clump of mosses that resemble a miniature forest of tree ferns

Ive always been fascinated by mosses and lichens and with my hawk eyes I find it very easy to peer into their macroscopic world. The camera on my new phone makes it very easy to show others what I see ūüėä

Close up shot of the edge of a colony of club moss in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia

A grove of primitive conifers-

The canopy of a colony of club mosses in an Appalachian forest

Close up shot if a clump of moss growing on a limestone outcrop in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia

Alpine forests and meadows-

Fuzzy bright green moss festoons an ancient outcrop of limestone in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley

Fruiting mosses growing on a large limestone outcrop in an Appalachian forest

Cliff dwellers

Tendrils of bright acid green mosses clinging to a limestone outcrop from the conocacheague formation in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley

A limestone outcrop coated in moss and lichens in Virginia’s Shenandoah ValleyMacro shot of clumps of moss and lichen growing on a rock outcrop in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia

Aerial views of forests and grasslands

Clumps of Acid green moss growing on an outcrop of limestone from the conococheague formation

Macroscopic photo of different moss species growing together on the forest floor in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley

Above the canopy of some truly peculiar jungles

Aerial view of the canopy of a colony of mosses growing on the forest floor in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley

A cave entrance festooned with vines-

Close up view of bright acid green moss on a rock outcrop that resembles the entrance to a cave in a peculiar forest

Don’t forget about the little things

*Stay Inspired*

Macroscopic view of the edge of a clump of blue green lichen and dark green mosses encrusting a fallen cedar tree in a virginia forest

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