Silent Sunday – Fiddleheads

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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44 Responses to Silent Sunday – Fiddleheads

  1. Anne says:

    Photographs like this never fail to please: curled up spring ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. picpholio says:

    Prachtig die ontluikende varens !

  3. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Spring unfurling:)

  4. Adele Brand says:

    I hope spring is finding you Eliza! Lovely shot.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Adele. The weather has been largely pleasant here. We’re about two weeks ahead of the average. Though I’m hoping it doesn’t disrupt the hatch cycles for the incoming migrants. CC and its impacts are never far from my mind.

  5. Alice says:

    Spring greeters. They are so nice and green for months. I haven’t seen any yet…part of north side of the house has a lot.

  6. Alice says:

    …and those are Star of Bethlehem in your banner?

  7. Joanne says:

    Very unusual! I don’t think I’ve seen fiddleheads before.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      We notice them particularly because they are among the first plants to grow in spring. You might look at Tree Ferns in your area to see the new scrolls unfurling, probably in your spring as well.

  8. My ferns are perennial and always green, but this year after our freeze, the fiddleheads were a welcome site.

  9. Oh, nice! Love that luminous unfurling.

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  11. I love to see them unfurling. Another sign of the season ๐Ÿ˜Š

  12. Widdershins says:

    For the Fae orchestra. ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. Cathy says:

    Aah, what a lovely sight. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ They grow so quickly don’t they… they are probably two inches taller since you posted this photo! LOL!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      The cool weather we’ve had the past few days is slowing things down a bit, but the water from the rain/snow will speed things up for sure. The lawns are growing such a vibrant green, I forget how brilliant the grass is over the long, brown( or snowy) winter.

  14. Kris P says:

    Love these. They’re so photogenic.

  15. Things are bursting out all over now. I’ve never eaten a fiddlehead. They are so much fun to watch unfurl….at times. I’ve never sat and watched that happen. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Eliza Waters says:

      I imagine they will be unfurling rapidly today and tomorrow in the warmth. Only Ostrich ferns are edible, so you need a good ID. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • I once went camping with someone who was into natural foods. She added some ferns to the salad. I had no idea about fern species back then but we didn’t get sick.

  16. Vicki says:

    Great shot and surprisingly, the left frond unfurling looks almost like an insect is hiding in the midst (to me). Maybe I’ve got vivid imagination. Still, a very nice shot in that wonderful light, Eliza.

  17. Eliza Waters says:

    Thank you, Vicki. In Nature, anything is possible. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Jet Eliot says:

    All of life in this photo, Eliza. I love fiddlehead ferns, thank you for this wonderful reminder of their infinite beauty and ancientness.

  19. Very nice Eliza! Enjoyed seeing your image!

  20. Very nice to see you’re still posting beautiful pics. Many of the blogs I follow, and myself included, have taken a break from writing so it would seem. Perhaps, we’re all catching our breath

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thanks, Harold. Words seem more limiting than images for me in the past few years. Less to say, I guess, preferring to share images for other’s individual enjoyment. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Well images do convey so much, no words are required. I’ve tried to learn how to be more descriptive with language, and it can be fun. Right now, I’m a bit preoccupied with other life’s challenges, but hope to be back to writing soon

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