I get a warm, healthy and loving feeling when I am close to ferns. They have a softness and vibrance that no other plant really does… This particular fern was about two feet tall, and it swayed slowly in a warm breeze on a early summer day in Asheville. Its top leaves created beautiful patterns of shimmering shadows on the fern leaves below. It grew about 3 feet away from the purple fern that I photographed to create the Purple Fern Mandala.
January 11, 2016