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Great shot .. that’s a wonderful capture Robert!
Thank you, Liz!
When Austin had its deep freeze for several days last February, I also took pictures of ferns surviving in ice. They’re hardy plants.
I read that they can stay green down to 20 below, that’s impressive.
Did you see ferns in ice when you were growing up in upstate New York?
Oh sure, you really appreciate any bits of greenery during the winters, so always glad to see the ferns thriving in snow and ice.
Ferns are tough!
They make their own sort of antifreeze, which is pretty neat
Great shot, Robert.
Thank you Jane 😀
I really like the minimal composition.
Thank you, appreciate it.
You created an impressive image of the fern surviving in extreme cold, Robert.
Thank you, Peter, I’m always impressed by their toughness.
Yeah that’s why they’re prehistoric. The snow and ice, they’re all family. Go way back.
Yeah, I once found part of a fern fossil at an old coal mine near Scranton. And I noticed Wilma Flintstone and Betty Rubble would sometimes hang out at a fern bar.
Right. And Scranton too. Scranton. Wilkes-Barre, Hazelton.
My favorite town name in that area is Jim Thorpe aka Mauch Chunk.
Yup, been there many times and one of my favorite places to visit in the area. There’s also a Mauch Chunk road that goes through Allentown, Whitehall, Bethlehem. I miss those country roads and farmlands, we don’t have that really in the PNW. But out here we have towns with names like Sequim, Snohomish, Hamma Hamma, and so on.
10 degrees! brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
😁⛄️🌬 You do get used to it, really
I love ferns for exactly this reason.
Yes, delicate-looking but tough.
That’s a great photo, and really astonishing to me. It makes sense, I suppose — a more extreme form of snow providing a blanket for plants — but when I read your comment about them making their own antifreeze: well, it stopped me cold.
It’s interesting that the ice can suppress damage, keeping the fern from being depressed. No need to repress the winter season when ferns have no need to egress!
Haha bonus points for suppress-depress-repress-egress! I am hard-pressed to be anything but impressed! 😄
Well, your photo was impressive,, so we’re even!
This reminds me I’ve had some frozen spinach in the freezer, for quite awhile. I’m feeling iron deficient, it might be time. however, I’ve been told it would be cruel and unusual punishment to serve it to anyone except for myself.
Jason I’m with the protesters on that one, I like raw spinach and if I fry it up with some garlic oil, but since I was a kid frozen spinach gives me the willies!
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Fantastic, Robert! I love it!
Oh I’m happy to hear that, thanks Lynn!