Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Let the Sun Shine


As much as we needed the long, steady rain of the past week or more, it was great to see the sun break through the gray blanket of fog and rain on Tuesday. Some people even wore t-shirts, but it was still far too cold for that. Instead, I celebrated by capturing the sunlit moss on the trunk of a tall, tall oak tree. I love moss almost as much as lichen!

17 comments:

rob said...

Beautiful green sunlit moss ! Happy 2009!

Hilda said...

That's a magnificent tree! I love moss too.

Happy New Year, Elaine! Wishing you a peaceful and prosperous 2009.

Bibi said...

Beautiful moss and tree!! A tall boy. Happy New Year to you!!

Babzy said...

beautiful, i like the angle you shot it !happy new year 09 !

Abraham Lincoln said...

Beautiful. I love to see old trees covered with moss like this is.

I don't have a lot to say about last year or this new year. Some thoughts...

I hope 2009 will be better than 2008, 2007, and 2006. I do think our government will be inspired by our new President Obama -- at least I hope so.

I would like to see the War in Irag end and I would like to see the killing stop everywhere.

It is my hope that Japan will stop slaughtering whales and raping virgin forests.

And I hope the people will lose their clubs and no longer club baby seals to death.

What a world we have and live in. 2009 could be so much better than it will be.

Curly said...

I hope you don't mind me taking the easy route by copying and pasting this comment, it is by far the easiest method of getting my message to so many CDP photobloggers.
I am not sure that I can sustain South Shields Daily Photo much longer, it is so difficult to keep finding new material on a daily basis,
and after more than two years inspiration and motivation are becoming harder to find, so I may become less daily from time to time.
I hope you can find new hope and inspiration, and that a new start in 2009 brings everything that you desire.
The CDP photoblogging community has grown massively over the past year and I'd like to thank those who have visited South Shields Daily Photo, especially those who have been kind enough to leave a comment or two.
Best wishes for 2008

from

Curly

at

South Shields Daily Photo

Livio said...

I wish you a very happy new year.

Marc said...

Trees are impressive things and you captured this one very well. Have a great New Year's Eve!

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

That is a heck of a lot of moss. Reminds me of a scratching post. It would make a great puzzle.

Petrea said...

AAAAAAAHHHHHHH! The horned man is coming! I'm dancing naked in the woods! The angle you've taken makes a tiny creature in California's primordial forest. Wheeeeeee!

Miss Havisham's Tea Party said...

Green on the outside is better than too much green in the fish tank.

This photo does make me feel like a wee fairy creature looking up.

Happy Gnu Year UsElaine!

Benjamin Madison said...

Nice moss. I figure green and blue are good for the eyes. Well, spring is just around the corner. Happy New Year, Elaine! I hope it brings you everything you want and that you enjoy it in peace and happiness.

Amy Wachspress said...

Love our Mendocino oaks with moss or lichens or just plain standing tall. Great photo. Happy New Year!

JM said...

Beautiful moss covered tree!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Afyonkarahisar said...

New year'S to you happiness, and quiet and the welfare will bring.

Lynette said...

Portland Oregon Daily Photo sends you heartfelt wishes for the new year. May your 2009 be filled with good health, riches of the mind and heart, loved ones returning home, an increased respect for our fragile planet, and the cessation of wars across the Earth.

Great perspective!

USelaine said...

Wow! Thank you all for your kind and thoughtful greetings and comments! I'm looking forward to 2009 as well, especially with the hope that Obama will bring to the White House.

I think we can all agree that Petrea's tiny creature has the spirit we all seek to emulate in the tough times ahead! 8^) Wheeeee!