The Folly of Ferns


“Here is the fern’s frond, unfurling a gesture,
Like a conductor whose music will now be pause…”

– Ted Hughes, “The Fern”


Author: nancybond

A writer, photographer, naturalist from small town Nova Scotia, Canada.

10 thoughts on “The Folly of Ferns”

  1. Hi Nancy! What a beautiful photograph and a wonderful quote you show in your post. I have some ferns in my front garden and near my brook.

    Have a great time Wurzerl

  2. The unfurling of a frond–now there is poetry. I’ve seen a slow motion time lapse of the process and it is magic. I’ve also heard my uncle, the engineer, talk about how he missed the open railway that unfurled in front of him. They are similar aren’t they?

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