Among the most unusual items in the Garden Show was this panel, displayed on an easel in a wooden frame, entitled “Mosses for Meditation.” It certainly is arresting, and, when photographed, acquires an additional novelty. The plant matter becomes abstract, and its scale impossible to determine.
Well, it is certainly very beautiful-looking, but how long will it last?
I believe I would prefer to meditate on the mosses at the base of a tree . . .
or growing up, star-like, among last season’s leaves . . .
or growing in combination with tender spring shoots . . .
or even growing all over some creepy fungus.