Wednesday 16 March 2016

NT Ickworth - lambs and moss

It was a delight to see the new lambs at NT Ickworth last weekend. 
They may not be 'wild' but they are certainly 'wonderful'!

The light may have been hazy,
but the bare branches of the tree
and the fresh green grass
are typical, if contradictory, indicators
of spring!

I was particularly struck
by this moss that lined the churchyard wall
in the Ickworth estate. 
I have included this close-up to show the fiery colours.  
I believe it is Wall Screw-Moss aka Tortula muralis.  
There is more about it here

I was intrigued by the thin strands of web in the photo above.
On my screen they show up much better if you click on the photo to enlarge.

And finally, do click the link here 
to take a look at Crafty Green Poet's photo
 of dew-drenched Capillary Thread Moss. 


Ragged Robin said...

Its lovely to see the lambs and the miniature world of moss photos are so beautiful. Ickworth looks a great place to visit :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the lambs are adorable. Great shots of the moss. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!