Heffalump trunk

Ferns fronds are elegant, whether simply lobed or carved with more complexity. And they present themselves to the world in such a beautiful way, slowly unfurling into the filtered light of the forest floor.

DOWN AND UP  — This frond was reaching downward into a channel carved by runoff into the mountainside. It seemed to me like an elephant’s trunk — you almost want to hand it a peanut.
UPRIGHT — Captured last week, this curled frond reminded me of nautilids.

At the pond

Infrared is fascinating for the fantasy quality it lends to images. There’s a lot going on in this image, it’s also somehow meditative as the eye wanders through it.

BY THE POND — Tree leans over the placid pond.