Moss Generations

the unbearable lightness of being me.

There is so much we don’t know with everything around us… so many things we didn’t see and have taken for granted. And I am grateful I have a camera to see some of these things, capture them and sometimes what even more fascinating is learning something new about them. This is what happened when some mosses in our backyard caught my attention one day and thought they were about to bloom some flowers and made me search the Internet about them.

According to botanist mosses (which is classified as a Bryophytes and not plant) have two generations. One is the gametophyte – this is the green that we commonly see all year round. And there’s the sporophyte that grows up occasionally out of the gametophyte and they may have a different color other than green. At the end of its stalk is a capsule holding spores. What I find…

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