Sunday, May 08, 2011

Les fougères

I've been noticing that the ferns are showing up again. They're very common in the forests around here and in some places they cover the forest floor like a green shag carpet. It looks very cool, but I don't have a picture of that for today. I know a good spot, though, so the next time I'm out in the car I'll try to remember to go take a picture.

Fresh spring growth on the these ferns out in the vineyard.

It's been quite dry the past couple of months so I'm not sure the fern cover will be as luxuriant as it normally is. We'll see. This clump of ferns is out under some trees at the end of the dirt road through the vineyard. It's right next to one of three or four little water collection ponds (very small, only a couple meters in diameter) that are scattered about out there.

We actually have a fern growing in our yard out by the carport this year. It's a small plant with only four fronds. Must be new; I don't remember it.

Unrelated: sometime over the last night, my statcounter (at the bottom) clicked over the 200,000 mark. Cool!

13 comments:

  1. 200,000 views - Well done!

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  2. I love to catch the ferns when they are unfurling their fronds for the new season.

    200,000 wow!

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  3. Congratulations on the 200,000! You are a 'mighty popular lad', aren't you?! Martine

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  4. I suspect that you might have a poor year for ferns given your lack of rain. But seeing those pop up just shows how resilient they are.

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  5. Congrats on 200,000! That's a big deal, for sure!
    Your Friend, m.

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  6. Just commented to Craig on Clematis - a town in the Dandenong hills outside of Melbourne. At the base of the hills is Ferntree Gully, now an outer suburb. Ferns abound in the area. Maybe I'll post on the hills soon.
    Leon

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  7. Congrats on 200,000!! Just shows you how much we all enjoy your musings :-)
    Antoinette

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  8. 200,000. Wow! If I had a stat counter it would probably read something like four or five. Not four or five hundred thousand. Just four or five.

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  9. We grow Tasmanian tree ferns on the north side of our house. They are very nice, but don't like frost. It's rare that we get down to freezing this close to the coast.

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  10. may there be 200,000 more !

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  11. Thanks everyone! I appreciate your stopping by and commenting. :)

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  12. Congratulations on the milestone! Gives me occasion to leave you a comment.
    I love your closeups of plants and flowers.
    It looks like another hot summer day for us in the Paris area; no rain in sight. Our cat (18 and showing his age) is keeping us housebound these days, but we still hope to swing by St. Aignan and meet you on our next trip to Tours. Just don't know when that'll be.

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