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Welcome to my photo journal blog! Here are my first drafts of poetry & prose inspired by my nature photos fresh and #NewThisDay

#NewThisDay Writing From My Photo Stream

Sensitive Fern, Glassy Brook

Sensitive Fern, Glassy Brook

Nothing seems new and little is alive

along the river the dogs and I

search for signs, anything -

bravely fresh or spirited, under heavy

covering clouds, over yesterday's fossilized

feet on snow, here and there, we stumble

toward our brook, two fine ferns

iced in glass, a brown beaded spectacle.

Sensitive Fern

Named after the observation by early American settlers that this fern’s fronds die quickly when first touched by frost. However, they always return next spring.
— http://www.brecks.com/product/Sensitive-Fern
Onoclea sensibilis

Dwells in a variety of wet swamp and wood habitats: wet meadows, thickets and bogs, as well as stream and riverbanks and roadside ditches.
— Wikipedia
Bead fern

The sori are clustered like beads or grapes on the upright fertile fronds, hence the common name Bead fern.
— Wikipedia
Sensitive Fern  Image Source: Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onoclea_sensibilis

Sensitive Fern  Image Source: Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onoclea_sensibilis

All photos and text copyright Kelly DuMar 2016 unless otherwise attributed