#NewThisDay Writing From My Photo Stream
in the 'haunts and habitats' of ferns
TO THE NAMES, HAUNTS, AND HABITS OF
OUR COMMON FERNS
Frances Theodora Parsons
Author of "How to Know the Wild Flowers,"
"According to Season," etc.
Marion Satterlee and Alice Josephine Smith
CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS
"To me the greatest charm the ferns possess is that of their surroundings. No other plants know so well how to choose their haunts. If you wish to know the ferns you must follow them to Nature's most sacred retreats. In remote, tangled swamps, overhanging the swift, noiseless brook in the heart of the forest, close to the rush of the foaming waterfall, in the depths of some dark ravine, or perhaps high up on mountain-ledges, where the air is purer and the world wider and life more beautiful than we had fancied, these wild, graceful things are most at home."
All photos by Kelly DuMar