Saturday, December 29, 2018

Cold and Damp

We have had such a rainy season moss is covering anything that doesn't move.  Usually we see all sorts of fungi in the spring, but it abounds this winter season as well.

A mostly sunny day but rain moved in again tonight and will stick around for the  next two or three days.

I love moss and we have so many varieties in various shades of green now, it is delightful to walk each morning and see what the cold dampness has brought. 

I know that many suffer from the dark days of winter.  Rick is not a fan of the cloudy days but there is beauty even in the grey damp cold.  You just have to look a little harder and wear warm clothes.

It may be hard to find beauty on a cold damp day, but it's there.  If you deal with winter light disorder, there are things you can do to help.  Wear brighter colors, keep live flowers in the house, spend time outside as much as you can, and if needed use special lights in your office or home.  Try to eat seasonal food, plenty of citrus, root veggies, dark greens, apples, nuts...continue to hydrate well, heated dry air not only dries your skin, but your respiratory system too.  And remember, spring will come, sometimes she is early, sometimes late, but she always comes.

May you have a peaceful Sunday and may you dream of warm sandy beaches.


  1. It's amazing that you have so many different moss growing around your place. I always think of green moss a nature's carpet. I think that man is always trying to imitate nature by creating things that resembles nature.

    In the winter I love looking at the lacy patterns of frost on the windows. It's pure beauty.

    You give good advice to deal with winter depression.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs, Julia

  2. I am one SAD person when the days are dark and short. I do miss the sunshine. But it is good to remember that there is always something wonderful in every day when we take the time to look for it. Hope you have happy Sunday and look for the bright side.

  3. We don't see moss very often here maybe it is too hot and dry here for moss

  4. I love our mosses too. Thank you for your daily experience, strength and hope. I always look forward to what you (and Rick) each write.