Nov 26, 2006

Spanish Moss Fantasy

Yesterday I drove out on a country road I had yet to explore, looking for old barns. I did find a couple cool barns, but I also found a fantasy land made of Spanish Moss and lichen. This appeared to be an old, abandoned apple orchard. I think the trees with the Spanish Moss were oak trees. The moss was draped like garland across some of the trees. On others it was hanging straight down to the ground. No Christmas tree was ever more beautiful….

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21 comments:

  1. I love the photos... but what's the white thing around the trees?... moss???... never seen nothing like it!!...

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  2. tr3nta, yes it is moss. I live in the Pacific Northwest rain forest and trees often are covered with moss but I have never seen it as lush as it in in this orchard.

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  3. The trees are magical. The area looks like a fairyland. You got a great capture.
    Nature's Christmas decorations.

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  4. Faye, I'm so delighted you posted this picture. It transports me to a mystical place.

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  5. Spectacular! Beautiful Christmas capture.

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  6. The first photo is absolutely magical. It has all the ingredients of a fairyland. I'm in awe.

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  7. I love the shots. You know, down in the South East US, this stuff has taken over many forests. It is very hard to get rid of. Not sure I want to from a photographic stand point however.

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  8. Beautiful shots!
    thank you for sharing!

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  9. It's just like a movie set.
    Excellent work!

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  10. Photos surprenantes, cette arbre est magnifique, couleur naturelle ?

    Is surprising photographs, this tree splendid, natural color?

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  11. I've heard of Spanish moss all my life, but it's the first time I've seen it so close. It is indeed beautiful, but I, too, wonder what the long term effect it has on the trees. These blogs really educate me or force me to do research. Next on the list, surfing the web to learn about Spanish moss!!

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  12. wwooww, It's incredible what Nature can do.

    Greetings from a peruvian in Barcelona

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  13. Olivier, yes this is the natural color of the trees. All of the trees are covered with moss but not all of it is Spanish Moss.

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  14. Kate, when you learn more let me know.

    I learn a lot from blogging too, both from looking at other blogs and by doing my own. I had no idea what this moss was called last week but I went in search before I posted it. I started out my search with "long silver moss" and eventually came up with the answer.

    Isn't the Internet wonderful?

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  15. gorgeous photos, yet at the same time a bit creepy!

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  16. wow! i thought some cat was playing with yarn and it went up and down the tree :-)

    great shot!

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  17. wow amazing, looks like it came out from a fairy tale.

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  18. Your Spanish Moss photos are fantastic. And almost scary! :)

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  19. Faye, these photos are fantastic! I agree with the thought that they are fairyland and magical looking.

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  20. I have yet to see this in my wanderings, but your photo is pushing me to find it. Thanks for sharing your photos. . all of them.

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