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Monday, 16 October 2017

Fern Hills

These are not power walks. On hikes through the Bonshaw Hills this month, my husband and I look up and stop often to take photos. However, the undergrowth deserves notice as well, particularly the ferns.


Sometimes, they are lush and green in spite of the date on the calendar.





In other areas, the yellow ferns are striking against the background of fallen leaves.





White ferns are rarer but they stand out on the forest floor.




Ferns which are finished teasing us with their colour, turn rusty in the end.





And if we are really lucky, we find a stand of ferns in various stages of autumn glory.





But once in a while, we have to just stop and catch our breath.





34 comments:

  1. Just beautiful! We have so many ferns here, that I tend to take them for granted. Your pictures are stunning! I'll be taking a fresh look at ours on our next hike. Thanks for the great pictures. :-)

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    1. Ferns this timeof year are spectacular, Jan

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  2. It looks like a delightful place to take walks Marie! These ferns are so beautiful, I bet they would look fantastic in a vase. Thank you for sharing the beauty of nature you have around your place. Have a great week!

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    1. I never think to bring some home, Angela. Maybe next time.

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  3. Bracken can be so interesting.

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  4. I have a love/hate relationship with ferns. Don't get me wrong; I don't hate/hate them, but....I love to look at them. But because of my mold allergy, I can't be around them much; I can't even own an indoors Boston fern. But they are SO pretty!

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    1. I hadn't thought of ferns in terms of allergies, SW.

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  5. There are masses of ferns in the woods here and yes they are at a similar stage to yours. Gorgeous photos. Have a good day Diane

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  6. A nice walk and nice photos. I like ferns and you're right they can look different at different times. I love when the light hits them just right. They are pretty and have nice patterns. Thanks for sharing your walk, I enjoyed it.

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  7. Power walkers miss a LOT. I really, really enjoy meandering with you. Thank you.

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  8. I love ferns when I'm walking on the forest trails. However..... I mistakenly planted just one fern in my small garden and it sent out numerous underground tendrils and started taking over the whole garden and choking the other plants. So it was bye bye fern. I'll just enjoy them in the wild.

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    1. Maybe that's best, Shammi. It's hard to have just one of them.

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  9. Those autumn colours are so eye catching especially the fern coloured yellow. Sarah x

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  10. Oh la! That last image is a stunner Marie, I can see it as the inspiration for a painting!

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  11. everyone, prettier than the one before!!! we are still waiting for our color!!!

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    1. Our peak colour is quickly passing, Debbie.

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  12. I've just taken a lovely walk thanks to you Marie. Beautiful.

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    1. It is a beautiful walk, Linda. Glad you came along.

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  13. How gorgeous is this season in PEI!
    Magnificent pictures. Breathtaking!

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    1. It is beautiful throughout the maritimes, Catarina.

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  14. That looks like such a beautiful place. I miss forests like that. I remember learning to identify certain ferns because there were so many in places I visited like this.

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    1. I know some names of ferns but not many, Ratty. I would miss forests too.

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  15. Pretty! I have always liked ferns, they seems almost prehistoric for some reason.

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    1. I so agree, Jenn. They are sort of primitive somehow.

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  16. We enjoy a variety of ferns in the woods around our home. You have captured the beauty so well.

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