Warm December

IMG_7096It has been so warm here in RI this December that the ferns are still looking mighty healthy on this boulder.

If you get in very close, you can see they are just a teeny bit brown – but still. It’s DECEMBER!


I am very fond of plants that grow on rocks, finding that tiny layer of soil and going for it. I have to respect that.

IMG_7102I also have a great fondness for mosses, especially when their soft green pillows are up against gnarly rock and lichen. And there’s a tree growing out of this one. Bonus.

IMG_7107We have walked by this huge (much bigger than it looks in the photo) rock face so many times. This time, we decided to climb it.

IMG_7122Before we knew it, we were sitting on top, enjoying the view, and the sun.

IMG_7112My dog, who might be part chamois, climbed to the stop in about 10 seconds and paused with us to take in the woods below.

Being a woman of northern climes, I am bummed that there isn’t any snow yet, but I am trying to make the best of it and enjoy the woods as I find them.  I will be taking a break from blogging for the next couple of weeks, but I will be back in January.

I hope you have a peaceful and relaxing holiday.


About dirtynailz

Writer for a daily newspaper, gardener, tree hugger, orchid-grower, photographer, animal lover, hiker, wilderness seeker. Proponent of clover in the lawn and a dog on the bed.
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2 Responses to Warm December

  1. CJ Wright says:

    I wonder when winter will really arrive. Here in the south, my March-blooming plants are popping now and plants that should have made their exit for winter at least a month ago are flowering! Autumn was lackluster and we’ll probably have an ugly spring.
    Your pictures are fantastic. I love the tree growing out of the crevice.
    Happy holidays, dn, and best wishes for a fantastic and fruitful 2016. Happy Solstice today. 🙂


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