Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (Winter’s explosion of tiny edition)


It looks like a field of poppies, but instead, these marching nano-creature moss flowers are to be found in the dead of Winter blooming happily on the high mountain ridges, indeed, at the hermitage. The picture is flipped to the side. This is on the “moss side,” the “North side,” of a vertical tree. This is already magnified a zillion times, but let’s get a detail of that, magnified a gazillion times:


They have marched themselves right into a posting of flowers for the Immaculate Conception. I love it.

Update: I was alerted by an alert reader that there’s a difference between moss and lichens. So, here, on the same tree, is some Spanish Moss:



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4 responses to “Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (Winter’s explosion of tiny edition)

  1. pelerin

    Beautiful – I have never seen moss flowers like that – in fact I don’t think I have ever seen any moss flowers.

  2. nancyv

    You reveal God’s wonders of wonders in the littlest things. Thank you.
    I looked up the difference between lichens and moss because I thought this looked like lichen and a whole new window was opened! Lichens are formed by a symbiotic relationship of fungus/algae…Spanish moss is actually a lichen, etc….
    All beautiful to give to Mary.

  3. Gina Nakagawa

    What a lovely bouquet for Our Lady God has provided. I know some people have a hard time comprehending this fact, but He really loves His Mom!

  4. Nature is so beautiful. I read a delightful book by an author local to me, where she discusses lichens (in her book the Morville Year).

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