The Mossmobile


How much does it rain here? Well, moss only grows where it’s really wet, chilly and dark, right? This isn’t a picture of some broken down heap in someone’s yard, either. That’s the back of my everyday transportation, parked out in the open and driven regularly. And yet, the moss, algae and lichen continue to grow. And grow. Last year, I had to pull an alder sapling out of the driver-side back window sill.

So, when someone who’s considering a move to the Great Northwest asks about the weather, I just show ’em my car. It’s the perfect proof of our climate here. Either that or a sure sign of laziness from an owner who hasn’t washed his car in 22 years. But I prefer the former.


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