Saturday, June 13, 2015

Spanish Moss

I fell in love with Spanish Moss while vacationing in Florida.  It must be the eery-airy quality of it...  A soft hush as it dangles downward...  A decorative comparison to tinsel on a Christmas tree.  I don't really know, but I do think it's beautiful.  Years ago, it was used to stuff automobile upholstery and mattresses.  Can you imagine?  The plant is a bromeliad, getting it's nutrients from the air.  It's also related to the pineapple family.  Sometimes at night I imagine sleeping on a huge pile of the moss, as I drift off to sleep... Buenas noches!!