You Know It’s Been Wet When The Streets Turn Green

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We’re on our way to end the wettest year in quite some time; it’s been pretty much non-stop all of December. So when the sun came out yesterday, the streets around town suddenly glowed green. And not just in the less-traveled sides either.

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On this typical neighborhood street, the DayGlo cast was visible across the whole right of way. It’s not really noticeable when the clouds are out in usual full-force, but the minute the sun comes out, it’s Emerald City. So what exactly is growing on the street?

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Moss. Here’s a close up of that same stretch of pavement. The asphalt has eroded enough for the moss to take hold wherever its not being worn off fast enough. That reminds me: Now that’s its dry for a few days, time to get up on the roofs of my rentals for the annual spreading of MossBeGone. Otherwise they’ll be glowing green too.