10/29/14

ponga fronds

I love to see these fronds in any stage. They make such wonderful patterns from their curled up beginnings to designs against the sky. They are the national emblem of New Zealand.




13 comments:

Donna said...

I had no idea the importance of these plants in NZ. They are stunning and you have captured them beautifully.

abrianna said...

I like the curled ones in the fist shot and the second shot shows of their delicate design.

marshaleith said...

I can see why you like these!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Those are absolutely beautiful pictures Betty. I love ferns of all kinds (one of the loveliest surprises was finding out how well they grow in Florida -- which we had not expected before our first visit).

Did not know this was the national emblem. (There is SUCH a lot I don't know -- blogs are a great and beautiful way to learn). Thanks for this lovely post.

QuiltSwissy said...

Quilters not only love ferns for their patterns in quilts, but for the many motifs that they influence for the quilting on a quilt. Such a useful and interesting plant. I love the new growth in your photos!

Taken For Granted said...

Wonderful patterns in your fern photos. Great eye.

Rambling Woods said...

Now I love them too! Great photos.... Michelle from Nature Notes

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

They are so photogenic! My friend's daughter and son-in-law are honeymooning in New Zealand this week, and are enjoying your country very much!

Leanne Barnett said...

Lovely, i always love how these ferns unfurl :)

Margaret Adamson said...

Stunning captures and beautifully edited.

Jarek said...

Nice photos, especially the second one

Leora said...

Impressive and large!

Ida said...

These are wonderful. I think fern fronds are so cool looking and the BW processing is really nice here.