Fern Rock and Moss in Winter – Weekend Wander

6AM Temp:  -9.5  Sky:  Clear

“A lot of people like snow.  I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.”
Carl Reiner


This is our beloved Fern Rock.  So named because it has a whole colony of ferns growing on top.  We’re clever like that.


We discovered it when our little piece of heaven was nothing but forest, and we worried when we opened up the canopy the following year.


When I think of ferns I imagine cool, moist, shaded pathways winding through the woods.  Sunshine?  Not so much.


Well, that was nine years ago and although the ferns are not as big and lush as they were then, they seem to be adjusting to their new surroundings complete with dappled sunlight.


On our weekend wander we also spotted moss growing on rocks.  It was so pretty against the white snow.  It thrives just as well in the depths of winter as it does in the summer.  No cares at all.


I don’t know about you, but I just have to touch everything.  Hubs’ says I have a problem.  Luckily it doesn’t apply to homo sapiens, only flora and fauna.


That moss was just too much for me to handle and I had to brush my hand over it.  It was cool and soft.


We flushed a partridge and came across the tracks as we went along.

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Lots of rabbit tracks, coyote tracks, and this bird doing the Rumba!


These berries holding their weight in snow.


And my favorite fauna of all, golden haired Mona.  Sounds like a song.

How are you passing the time this winter?

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