“Give me the man who will surrender the whole world for a moss or a caterpillar, and impracticable visions for a simple human delight.”
Bruce Frederick Cummings
Here in the lowcountry, we are surrounded by beautiful Live Oak trees, which harbor the most delicate of plants, Spanish Moss. It seemed to me that its fragile, graceful nature was a perfect match for this week’s Photo Challenge: Delicate. The moss hangs from the branches of the oaks and takes its nourishment directly from the air, and it’s moisture from the rain. Our humidity is the perfect environment to stimulate its growth.
“I shall wait beneath the moss, until the flowers are fragrant.”
The delicate lace of the Spanish Moss adds immeasurably to the beauty of the trees, and their symbiotic relationship creates a visual feast for us all. Sunlight filters playfully through the dainty strands creating patterns that change as the breeze controls their movements.
- Single Strand – Nikkor 70-200 @120mm, f/9, 1/50, ISO 400
- Filtered Light – Nikkor 18-200 @150mm, f/11, 1/4, ISO 200
- Daybreak – Nikkor 18-200 @80mm, f/16, .5 sec, ISO 200
- Sepia Moss – Nikkor 18-200 @112mm, f/9, 1/20, ISO 200