Starry Spikemoss- A new species of moss for me personally, found in Hawaii March 18'- quickly grabbed my attention and focus - its texture - shape - color and growth - a new kind of beauty.
"Knowing the fractal geometry of an individual snowflake makes the winter landscape even more of a marvel. Knowing the mosses enriches our knowing of the world."- Robin Wall Kimmerer
Moss grows and live a humble micro life, subtle but intertwined with the lives of countless other beings. Impressive beyond measure — the amphibians of vegetation, they were the first plants to emerge from the ocean and conquer the land; they vary in 22,000 species, with a tremendous range of size, they inhabit nearly every ecosystem on earth and grow in places as diverse as the branch of an oak to the shell of a snail. These tiny organisms teach us about the art of seeing. Look in a certain way and a whole new world can be revealed.