touch of rain, touch of frost

click the thumbnails to view full size …

like corn:
blooming moss
in the eye
of an aphid

a sporophyte
with its calyptra
protecting a capsule
full of spores

withstanding rain
withstanding frost

some continue to grow after a gletsjer resides
400 years after they got buried under a train of ice

who knows how long it can hibernate …

life is a force
stronger than
we can imagine

perhaps it travels through space
seeding fertile new planets
to boldly go
where no one has gone before


Pictures by bvdb (whoisbert) january 2014 – @home – Canon Ixus HS230 – IMG 5952-5976-5977-5840-5842-5843

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15 thoughts on “touch of rain, touch of frost

    • Drosera … unfortunately not around … difficult to find in the cold lowlands.
      This moss is not so dangerous for flies, … although they might freeze within minutes when seeing this scenery.

  1. I think the photographs beautiful and in focus, if these were the ones you felt not focused enough. And I just adore the idea of spores traveling in outer space landing on some other planet and therefore bringing life. This is poetry.

    • Nature’s own blur is more beautiful than whatever software might apply later … yes …
      Moore’s law (an exponentional algorythm used to extrapolate future cpu computing power), when inversely applied to the complexities on life on earth (trying to go back in time), arrives at a stunning result of 9billion years ago — 4 billion years before earth came into existence πŸ™‚ a very poetic theory …

  2. I don’t know about “life” but I DO know that that is correct about “thought” (except that the last line of what you wrote would not apply.

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