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Golden Fingers...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...while waiting for the mist to clear a little I spotted this angelic fern holding some spiders webs in the morning light.

Taken this Sunday morning.

Tags: Scotland Trossachs Highland Landscape and travel

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 11:39AM

Here is the fern’s frond, unfurling a gesture,
Like a conductor whose music will now be pause
And the one note of silence
To which the whole earth dances gravely –

A dancer, leftover, among crumbs and remains
Of God’s drunken supper,
Dancing to start things up again.
And they do start up – to the one note of silence.

The mouse’s ear unfurls its trust.
The spider takes up her bequest.
And the retina
Reins the Creation with a bridle of water.

How many went under? Everything up to this point went under.
Now they start up again
Dancing gravely, like the plume
Of a warrior returning, under the low hills.

Regards Nathan

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Many Thanks for you UA Nathan and more thanks for the poem too.

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 11:42AM
very misty here today still not clear yet Dougie, the webs look good in that available light alongside the ferns
moiral 8 12 Scotland
7 Oct 2012 12:05PM
Beautiful light on the fern - just like golden fingers reaching out. Moira
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 12:15PM
brilliant colour and light dougie belting detail a cracker nice one Wink
saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
7 Oct 2012 1:19PM
Fascinating ferns, Dougie. All held in place by those gosssamer threads, like the wires of a suspension structure..

woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 1:21PM
Simply lovely - backlit ferns, can't beat them!
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 1:24PM
A wonderful crop, broad, generous and expansive, spreading its wings.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
7 Oct 2012 2:52PM
How lovely. The light is wonderful.......Sandy
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 2:59PM
I now understand your message Dougie - how funny we were both on the same track at the same time, although a few hundred miles apart! The backlit ferns look beautiful in the morning light with the tiny webs seeming to hold them in place. Smile
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 4:13PM
well taken shot with lovely light and excellent detail Dougie.
7 Oct 2012 4:21PM
The fern looks like it's having a morning wake up stretch ! Lovely image ! I had to join the RHS to get members day tickets for the Chelsea flower show so making the most of my gardens membership! Just back from the Dundee University Botanic gardens !Wink
Bill thanks for your UA always a great pleasure to get one from a friend.

It was a magical find in the woods.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
7 Oct 2012 10:07PM
Autumnal splendour has finally arrived Dougie, congratulations on the awards.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2012 5:39PM
I think this explains your love for autumn colours. Lovely,

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