For some of you, winter means yards and streets covered in snow. For us here in the Pacific Northwest, it means green yards, sidewalks, roofs and more.
It's a moss paradise...all the rain and cooler temperatures are perfect conditions for the moss and ferns to thrive.
This is a picnic shelter at the local park...the roof has its own little garden growing on top.
And some sidewalks blend right in with the grass.
Even brick walls provide a good enough canvas for the moss and ferns to thrive.
It's actually fun to take the time to notice the different kinds of moss and lichen growing. There is spiky moss, hair-like moss and fluffy/clumpy moss. I know some consider it to be a weed and do all they can to kill it, but I think it's beautiful and welcome it in my yard.
These next two are edited versions of two photos I posted last week, but they really fit nicely with this moss theme.