Flashback Friday: Fern fronds unfolding

Back in  2008 (actually August eighth, so it was 08/08/08, if you’re into numerology), I found myself in Canberra, Australia, and a friend and I paid a visit to the wonderful Botanical Gardens there. As luck would have it, there was a steady rain, but we were both prepared for it and took turns holding each other’s umbrellas for our photography.

Unfolding fern 1758 08-08-08The fern section was spectacular, and I was particularly attracted to this new frond in a middle stage of unfolding. It seems appropriate just now, as our winter seems not quite able to give up its grasp on the land (there was snow yesterday) and relinquish it to the gentler treatments of the approaching spring.

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17 Responses to Flashback Friday: Fern fronds unfolding

  1. Very nice. I am not into numerology, but I do enjoy the date coincidences…such as the recent Pi day. My nephew was born on August first in 1981…8/1/81.

  2. I love that stage in Fern growth…cannot beat a fiddle head. I think we can say spring has started here in the U.K. even if today is wet and windy…..colour is starting to win its battle.

  3. Meanderer says:

    Beautiful image, Gary.

  4. krikitarts says:

    I love shooting in the rain, when well-prepared and dressed for it, and especially doing it with a friend!

  5. Great photo. I love the shape of the new fern fronds. This is a major form in Maori art.

  6. bluebrightly says:

    Thanks for linking to this beautiful image. Pretty much all the other ferns here that I can think of also have this more “normal” fiddlehead style of unfurling. I don’t know why Sword ferns have such a peculiar growth habit. It’s good to know that the Maori use this as a symbol. Thanks again!

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