Photographer's Note

Suddenly the guy came from the bush, with the sun at his back. There was some "spanish moss" and the effects of the sun on it is always nice, adding some interest to the scenery.
Many years ago, there was plenty of "spanish moss" in the bushes of all American Continent. It was widely used to protect fruits for transportation and also to fill mattress, sofas and car seats, so it is the reason for its desappearance today, and it became rare.
The "spanish moss" is not a parasite, since it just use the trees to stay suspended, hanging on its branches, because it needs just water and nutrients from the air. It doesn´t have roots! It grows up from a little seed that came with the wind or any bird's help.
In Brazil, we call it "barba de velho" that means "oldman´s beard". Some people calls it aldo "goat's beard". I have another photo showing the "spanish moss" here:Rio Iguaçu II

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Additional Photos by Jose A Hauer (zeca) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2801 W: 157 N: 4803] (19762)
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