Thursday, October 13, 2011

Which way is north?

Just a little more fall prettiness....

But did you notice the moss on the tree trunk above? I thought moss was only supposed to grow on the north side of trees, and that's the south side. Here's another south view:

(That's a covered sandbox next to the tree, in case anyone's wondering. I kid that it's actually a tomb for all our deceased cats. ;) )

The moss is growing all the way around the trees (and it really showed up brightly after the rain). Now how am I ever going to know how to find my way around?!


The Luedtke Family said...

I do believe that the idea of "north" just happens to be in your blood.

Grandma G said...

So that means I'll always know which direction is which???

The Luedtke Family said...


Or say things like "It's in the south bedroom, hanging on the west wall." Or something like that. At least my grandparents used N, S, E, and W in daily conversation and when explaining the location of household items. We never understood. To this day, my own mother will use directional words when left/right would make more sense. And they all lived in southwestern MN.

You may never be lost again, always able to find your way, or just know where north is!

Grandma G said...

Oh, of course I describe things like that! :) Well, depending on who I'm talking to. If they're city slickers, I use left and right. ;)

The Luedtke Family said...

I am really good at knowing where north, south, east, and west is at a few locations. Like if I drive enough east I will end up in Lake Michigan. If I go North, I'll end up in WI and MN. East will take me to the East Coast. West takes to farther West Suburbs and eventually CA. Since I did not drive much around the Cities, directions elude me there big time.

Now that I have driven and lived here longer than most other places, I have a good sense of directions. Plunk me somewhere else, and I really have to think and be aware!