Wednesday Vignette – a seahorse convention

It’s fern-unfurling time in the garden. One of my favorite times of the year. They are so perfect when they start unraveling. Don’t get me wrong – I love them in full, extended glory as well, but seeing them like this is just precious. Maybe it’s the anticipation of it all? What do you think?

About annamadeit

I was born and raised in Sweden, By now, I have lived almost as long in the United States. The path I’ve taken has been long and varied, and has given me a philosophical approach to life. I may joke that I’m a sybarite, but the truth is, I find joy and luxury in life’s simple things as well. My outlook on life has roots in a culture rich in history and tradition, and I care a great deal about environmental stewardship. Aesthetically, while drawn to the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia, I also have a deep appreciation for the raw, the weathered, and the worn - materials that tell a story. To me, contrast, counterpoint, and diversity are what makes life interesting and engaging. Color has always informed everything I do. I’m a functional tetrachromat, and a hopeless plantoholic. I was originally trained as an architect working mostly on interiors, but soon ventured outside - into garden design. It’s that contrast thing again… An interior adrift from its exterior, is like a yin without a yang. My firm conviction that everything is connected gets me in trouble time and time again. The world is a big place, and full of marvelous distractions, and offers plentiful opportunities for inquiry and exploration. I started writing to quell my constant queries, explore my discoveries, and nurture my curiosity. The Creative Flux was started in 2010, and became a catch-all for all kinds of intersecting interests. The start of Flutter & Hum at the end of 2013 marks my descent into plant nerd revelry. I occasionally contribute to other blogs, but those two are my main ones. For sure, topics are all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blogs!
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21 Responses to Wednesday Vignette – a seahorse convention

  1. hb says:

    To me they are like a lot of question marks. What beauties will spring yet reveal? 🙂 Have a beautiful day, Anna.

  2. Tina says:

    They seem other-worldly to me–and ancient, which they are. Nice photo!

  3. One of my favorite things about spring, of which there are many. My WV is a play off last week’s:

  4. Peter/Outlaw says:

    Sweet sight! Spring is definitely on its way. I saw a rare patch of sun on Saturday.

  5. Alison says:

    I love to see unfurling ferns at this time of year too. I spent some time this past weekend on hands and knees cutting back my sword ferns, and could see the new fronds just starting to push their way out.

  6. bergstromskan says:

    Fiddle heads, can you eat all of them?

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  8. mmwm says:

    Love the photo – gorgeous. And yes, anticipation …. see mine 🙂

  9. The newborn ferns seem the very definition of the promise of early spring, Anna. I’m glad to see that the winter is gradually releasing its hold in the PNW!

    • annamadeit says:

      We are too, Kris. How about you – are you sick of the heat yet? For as much as I enjoy seeing the sun here and there, I’m already dreading summer.

  10. Evan Bean says:

    Oh, yes, I love the anticipation of expanding buds and unfurling fronds. There’s so much change in the garden this time of year. It’s like water after the desert of winter, even though we’ve had quite enough water with regards to the rain, thank you very much. I kid about that. I’m happy nature is taking care of the watering and helping all my young plants get established. It’s going to be a lush growing season.

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