(I realize that I posted my Silly Saturday this morning rather than yesterday, thereby compromising to some extent my own usually-impregnable truth-in-advertising policy and, if any of you were clicking your tongues at me, I’m sorry for the slip. But I digress.)
Yes, it is Sunday, and time for a little more serenity, my favorite state of mind. For this week’s offering, I’m taking us back to the winter (August) of 1998 and the Botanical Gardens in Canberra, Australia Capital Territory (ACT). I had concluded a work day early and there was time to go into the green with a friend and fellow photographer. We had been there before, a year earlier, and we had eagerly agreed to go again, should time permit. It was a beautiful day with clear, deep blue skies and very little wind. Shortly after starting our walk on the first path into the lush greenery, the canopy closed over us and we were in deep shadow. I have long been fascinated by the sensuous symmetry of an unfolding fern, and here were some magnificent examples. This one in particular attracted me, standing out against its further-developed brethren.