Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Mood

I’m excited. I’ve been watching two ferns beginning to awaken since one of our teams took all of the blackberry vines off of them in early March. They are so close together you can’t really tell that there are two of them. This is what they looked like today!

April 19

The following photos show their awakening:

March 11
March 28
April 5
April 12
April 19

Before long there will be two big ferns!

The Dinosaurs’ Home

We’ve dug out and/or gathered so much trash in our Greenbelt restoration site. Most of it is garbage and is hauled away. One day last year, though, a student found a plastic dinosaur and put it on a protruding tree root in my yard. I loved the gesture, and the dinosaur, and decided to keep it. I ended up giving it a home in one of my ferns. Since ferns were in existence before dinosaurs, that fern seemed like an appropriate home.

A few weeks later, I found another dinosaur and placed him in the same fern. This is a photo I took of the dinosaurs last July.

The fern has grown so much since then. Here is a photo I took this week!

I suppose once the fronds get bigger, their weight will bring them down and the plant won’t be as high as it is now… but I wonder if the dinosaurs will ever be able to see each other through the fern again.