In the details

Sometimes, there is beauty in the big picture. Sometimes, it is in the details.

The deck has a mohawk

The nano-climate of the deck holds all sorts of life. Its grout and cement have provided a foothold for a tenacious strip of moss, which today radiated a springlike green  in the wintry backlight.

AT ATTENTION -- Necks arise from the moss venters.
TIGHT -- Looking deep into the mass of moss venters.

 

Aliens

Fruiting bodies make moss look like  some alien creature or some mid-century decorative fantasy.

Green moss with fruiting bodies
Or maybe this moss is more 70s than mid-century. Avocado green shag, mustard yellow and copper fruiting bodies. Perfect for the Bradys' TV household.
Moss fruiting bodies
Moss gains a foothold on the grout between tiles on the deck.