Invitation: It’s Spring Equinox, the beginning of Spring. The early woodland wildflowers are blooming, the moss garden is brilliant green, and it’s St. Patrick’s Day, so it’s time for some Irish Music!
You are invited to come enjoy the Moss Garden Sanctuary and learn about moss gardening.
We’ll learn about the native spring ephemeral wildflowers that are blooming in the woods.
The High Strung Irish Jam will play some lively reels and jigs.
Epilogue: It was a gorgeous day for this neighborhood event at which to celebrate the start of Spring. We enjoyed seeing the beauty of the various mosses. Although it is gorgeous throughout the year, Spring is the moss garden’s chance to truly glow in its vibrant new clothing of chartreuse green. Here are some moss portraits. You can click on the photo to see the name of the moss. Notice that some of the mosses have spore capsules, spores being one of their methods of reproduction.
In the woodland garden we saw the many lovely Spring ephemeral wildflowers blooming, taking this opportunity to absorb the sunlight before the trees leaf out. We learned that the ants, who love to feed their young the little drop of fat that is on each seed, have now spread the wildflowers throughout the woods where before there had been only small patches planted from a plant-rescue. You can click on the photo to see the name of the wildflower.
The High Strung Irish Jam musicians enjoyed their opportunity to shine in the sunlight, too! And we enjoyed their reels, jigs, hornpipes, and Irish polkas!
Wishing you all the blessings of Spring. Here is a poem for you that a friend just sent me today:
Ten thousand flowers in spring,
the moon in autumn,
a cool breeze in summer,
snow in winter.
If your mind isn’t clouded
by unnecessary things,
this is the best season of your life.
-Wu-Men Kuan (1183-1260)