Tuesday, August 24, 2010

a fern is a fern is a fern

not!
ferns reveal their delicate personalities slowly and subtly.
to know them requires patience and careful observation.
(you might want to enlarge this one)

15 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

It's a beautiful plant, I can't remember now the name we use to call it in Brazil, but it's different.
I think they are doing a beautiful ornament there!
Léia

Steffe said...

Who are all these people?

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Such concentration.

I like it when a fern leaf is all coiled up, ready to unfurl.

And it should be no surprise that Steffe is curious about the people, given his special talent for getting people to pose and reveal their life stories for his Daily Photo site.

SRQ said...

Love that old red barn in the background....sets a nice pastoral scene.

helenmac said...

I love ferns! I have even bought handbooks to help me identify them, but do you know how many there are!!!
Great picture!

Birdman said...

Looks like a lot of interest has been generated-- at least glancing at the faces of your group. Plants we take for granted, I guess.

Sharon Creech said...

A fern workshop--makes me smile.

B SQUARED said...

I can't keep these out of our garden. They are indestructible.

Sharon said...

Nature's bits of art!

Small City Scenes said...

Ferns can be delicate or tough and indestructable but always interesting. MB

cieldequimper said...

I love forests with a bed of ferns. Have these been picked?

Magpie said...

I love the expression on the young man's face! Priceless.

Virginia said...

Oh I love ferns, especially the ones in my yard that come back every year to say HELLO! :)
V

slim said...

I'm with Dave - love the spring coils waiting to be sprung. I recall an Ed Weston image of ferns that always made me smile.

Jilly said...

Too right! I have one I inherited and it's tough as ol' boots. The other, in the house, keeps dying on my and I have to replace it. Think it's called a Boston fern. The one that is strong - no idea of its name. I remember when I lived in Australia there were amazing delicately beautiful ferns but needing that humid climate of course.