I came across this small cushion of flowering moss whilst tidying up the flower border. It was perched in isolation on the stump of an old laburnum blown down during a gale a few years ago. In size, the entire plant would comfortably sit in the palm of a hand, but its delicate details were perfectly formed – a miniature, magical grove.
Daily Archives: March 25, 2012
I came across this tree root beneath the hedgerow beside the bridle way. At this time of the year, when the grass is comparatively inactive, all sorts of things become visible that are normally not noticed. At a first cursory glance I was not sure what I had found – you can perhaps understand why! It is, in fact, the rotting root of a hawthorn. The photo has not been ‘doctored’, except that some of the growth around the trunk has been removed to show its shape more clearly.