Thursday, April 24, 2008

Fiddleheads

Here are a few shots of the ferns emerging in the backyard.




from Wikipedia -- "Fiddlehead ferns refers to the unfurled fronds of a young fern harvested for food consumption. The fiddlehead, or circinate vernation, unrolls as the fern matures and grows due to more growth in the inside of the curl.

The fiddlehead resembles the curled ornamentation (called a scroll) on the end of a stringed instrument, such as a fiddle. It is also called a crozier, after the curved staff used by shepherds and bishops."

2 comments:

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Beautiful closeups. Thanks for sharing.~~Dee

Morningangel said...

I'm so jealous of your photography. My camera doesn't take crisp pictures. /sad