Tuesday, March 09, 2010


Ferns. The forests around our region are filled with them. It won't be long now until the new green growth begins to show up on the forest floors. Meanwhile, we still have the brown reminders of last year's lush undergrowth to ponder.

Last year's ferns in the Forêt de Choussy.

We're currently experiencing a northeast flow coupled with high pressure that's keeping our skies beautifully clear but very cold. The wind, fresh out of Scandinavia, puts an accent aigu on that cold feeling. After about a week of this, we're supposed to see the start of a warming trend.

That will be much welcomed, I can tell you.


  1. That really is a beautiful photo.

    I don't think I have ever been so desperate for winter to end. There's no sign of it happening here yet.

  2. Love the accent aigu!

  3. Walt

    It is surprising - here you are talking about the wind from Scandinavia and in the US the weather people are always blaming Canada for their the cold spell :-)

  4. Portland, Oregon USA (you need to come visit):
    Sunday is 63 & sunny. Worked in the garden.

    Tuesday is 37 & snowing. I bundle up inside with a husband & a canine.


  5. FERNS! A staple of life here in Oregon.

  6. When I first glanced at the picture, I thought it was one of those necklaces made of animal teeth.

  7. jean, thanks. It does seem long this year.

    chm, comme un vrai français!

    beaver, facts is facts.

    stephen, very strange! I have been to Portland a couple of times, but not recently. Very lovely city.

    alewis, some are even edible!

    starman, hmmmm, interesting.


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