Mosses and Lichens grow anywhere, even on roofs. A few weeks ago during one of the brief mild interludes in what seems a never-ending winter I completed one of my annual tasks: clearing rotting leaves from the guttering of our garage
I climbed up the step ladder, looked along the roof and was surprised by what I saw. I’m familiar with bits of moss and patches of lichen somehow finding sufficient nutrients to establish themselves in the unlikeliest of places. After a storm the drains often contain rounded balls of moss dislodged from the roof. But it was the sheer beauty of the delicately shaped moss that surprised me as I examined the roof.
Gutter clearing was put on hold as I went and fetched the camera to capture what I saw. These are just two images of the natural beauty that I discovered clinging to the crevices between the slates.