Friday, March 27, 2009

Fancy News - Mosses and Lichen don't miss a trick!

With such markedly defined seasons, one would expect all of the local organisms to be in tune with expected changes, and they are. Here in Springfield, Vermont, Official Home of the Simpsons, everything, from house painting to the greening of the countryside, is bursting into action faster than the ice can melt - neighborhood gardens can be heard even now, variously yawning, stretching, and barking for attention.
Here is a scene of the last bits of one of the once mammoth ice dams that form on live rock faces in the cold weather wherever there is a spring - which is about every twenty feet or so.

La Primavera aun sigue con frio, pero pronto se le quitan los ultimos rasgos de hielo - aqui un ejemplar de lo que se llama "hielo podrido", o, "rotten ice", claro no se pudre pero su estructura viene siendo muy debil y flexible en sus ultimos momentos antes de convertirse otra vez a ser parte de los muchos manantiales - y siempre alegre, el muzgo esta pronto para tomar el Sol antes de que se despierten los deciduos.