One of the things I miss the most about Portland is the green-ness of everything. I’m not only talking about how the city is very eco conscience, but also about the landscape. Almost everything has moss growing on it – trees, buildings, sidwalks and walls – and there is just absolutely no comparison to the beauty that moss adds. Have you ever looked at it closely? It’s like a tiny little forest – each individual plant is like a tree rising up out of the ground – beautifully unique, yet strikingly full of commonalities. I took this picture when we were in Asheville a couple of weekends ago (see more pictures here). I love the macro setting on my camera. It really allows me to capture photos that are full of details. And this one really brings out all the details of the moss.