Español musgo

The heavy draping of trees in South Carolina with Spanish moss has always fascinated me. It apparently occurs because of the year-round high humidity. The moss plant does not harm the host tree, because its roots don’t dig into the tree….they only help it hold on, and pull moisture and nutrients from the air. Right here on the coast, the growth is quite heavy and widespread.

The high tides today were before sunrise and after sunset, and there were no lingering rays this evening due to heavy cloud cover. So no high tide photo. Instead, I provide this photo taken from our campground across the narrow intracoastal waterway and across the very broad barrier island. Doesn’t it look like a Kansas wheatfield?

The highlight of our day was my cousin visiting in the daylight, so we could get a nice picture!

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