Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Teaser Tuesday: Gathering Moss by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Like the forest above it, the moss turf is a patchwork of many species. And if you're down on your knees with your nose poked into the earthy smell, you'll see that the moss carpet is not unbroken green.

-- Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses by Robin Wall Kimmerer (OSU Press), winner of the John Burroughs Medal Award for Natural History Writing.

Moss is beautiful.  I love hiking through a lush and peaceful forest carpeted with moss, or contemplating how different kinds of mosses complete the composition of a Japanese garden. 

I wanted to read Gathering Moss because I am trying to incorporate more moss in my own landscaping.  Kimmerer's series of personal essays turned out to be as inspirational as they are informative. 

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event. 

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