When on a recent dayhike we spotted these unusual mosses growing in a lush spot on the coastline… The photo doesn’t begin to fully capture the amazing range of colour! Olive green, oxblood, vicuna, parchment and softest pink all combined to give an overall feathery, rosy haze. Stunning! I had to stop, take out the camera and try
I am always playing with colour pairings for pink. I love pink, but tend to wear it with neutrals such as olive or grey… or unexpected combinations such as acid green… so that it’s not so “little girl” and predictable. Even in the garden I like to plant Lady’s Mantle underneath traditional,
feminine plants such as roses. Its acid green flowers help to “cut” the sweetness of rosy pinks or purples, and give a little edge to the feel of the flower bed. Here, the fascinating moss gives us a natural and soft palette, of palest pink, olive, copper and parchment.
Clockwise from clasp: “Lace Lock”, “Pink Prism”, “Blue Desert”, “Cherry Blossom”, “Golden Cave”, “Unique Amber”, “Desert Rose”, “Silver Whorl”, “Purple Flower Mosaic”, “Rose Quartz”, “Kaleidoscope”, “Labradorite”, “Purple Flower Mosaic”, “Large Berry”, “Magical Lamp”, “Unique Amber”, “Golden Cave”, “Flowers”, “Desert Rose”, “Grey Prism”.