Back to the focus of this post, then. I spent much of Christmas day at the house of Sean Hogan in Portland. Much of the time was spent eating delicious food and chatting with wonderful people, but of course I made it out to the garden. Every visit to Sean's garden is a wonder, and I'm still familiarizing myself with my new camera.
I spotted this patch of moss in the middle of a Trachycarpus frond, like a tiny little forested island in a green sea. Put yourself in the place of a creature living in that forest. Imagine it's your whole world, all you've ever known. Then step back into yourself, looking at this tiny bit of moss on a leaf. Then step outside of yourself to the world, the galaxy, the universe. Dizzy yet? I could wax on about how people get wrapped in their own lives and how it's good to test your perspective once in awhile, but I'll just leave you with these thoughts and a photograph.