Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

A Soothing Walk in the Woods


You don’t want to hear about my day; I don’t want to hear about my day. So lets have a look at some  cool soothing, mossy, lichen squidgyness from a forest walk in Wales


Does moss flower? (I’m lacking the energy to research anything tonight) but the ‘florets’ on this clump of moss, if that is what they are, reminded me of edelweiss

'flowering moss-'-2

Moss is also available in pink

pink moss-2

There, I feel soothed now.

lichen and cone-2

If all of life were that simple.


Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

7 thoughts on “A Soothing Walk in the Woods

  1. Ah, if only we knew how complicated the lives of mosses are from their perspective, we would all be grateful for our own messy creations.

    You know the only way out is through. Stagger onward, squidging.

    Sometime next week when you feel like researching things again, I wish you’d tell me what that perfectly gorgeous cone in the first picture is.

  2. Mosses do not have flowers or seeds. Instead, they have spore capsules at the end of thin stalks. There, that’s my Anorak Moment for the day.

    Lovely photos, and I hope your next day is a better one.

  3. Well those fine pictures of small wonders in the forest made my day a little better 🙂 – specially the last one with its deep nice coloured background is a great photo! I hope you will have many good days soon – with more great photos!

  4. Sorry about the day… hope today’s a better one.

  5. That third photo, that’s the kind of moss that makes wild camping a more pleasant experience…

  6. Mosses and lichens can be really beautiful when you look at them closely, these are lovely photos.

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