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Ball moss with colorful background

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Ball Moss by Rusty Blackhaw 6243

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Here the rusty blackhaw, Viburnum rufidulum, served only as a background for this ball moss, Tillandsia recurvata, that I photographed clinging to a lichen-coated tree branch on a wet morning in December. If you’d like to learn more about ball moss and get a closer and more textured look at one, you can visit a post from 2012. To see the places in the southern United States where ball moss grows, you can check the state-clickable map at the USDA website. And if you’re interested in photography as a craft, I’ll add that points 2, 5 and 6 in About My Techniques are relevant to this photograph.

So ends our baker’s week (i.e. eight days) of photographs from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center on December 6, 2013.

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

February 14, 2014 at 6:03 AM

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