Unfurling Fern Fronds

April 24, 2012

20120424-070839.jpg The walk from the driveway to get to our house on Vashon Island is a meandering equivalent of 7 flights of stairs. The part I most enjoy of the journey, and on certain days it most certainly is a journey (picture both of us carrying one to two overstuffed L.L. Bean bags as well as two very full grocery bags, along with flowers, and Bailey right beside) is the incredible variety of ferns.

20120424-071453.jpg This time of year, there are such varying stages that the ferns go through–it is such a treat to watch them transform in the unfurling process. The curled up ends exploding into full form.