Sunday, November 16, 2014

tiny bracken fern "frondlet"

I can't right now remember what the sub-parts of a fern frond are called, but this is one of them. It's part of a bracken fern frond and wound up on my dining room table because of my quick packing for a talk in Ohio this weekend. On the dining room table, I assembled all the plant materials I would take, and among them was a cluster of dried bracken fern fronds from which this fell (or broke off).
As I was cleaning the leftover plant debris off the dining room table this morning, this little frondlet seemed too pretty to sweep into the trash can. Here it is, displayed in a really tiny vase a friend gave me, The whole thing--vase and fern frondlet--isn't but about 4 inches tall.

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