Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Ferns on Flanders Fields

Ferns, Flanders Fields, originally uploaded by - di.

I loved Nature back home in New Zealand and I miss that particular sense of it here in Belgium.

I found these baby fern leaves unfurling in Ploegsteert Wood Cemetery while visiting the grave of Leslie Beauchamp. Leslie was the brother of one of my favourite kiwi writers, Katherine Mansfield.

He died 6 October 1915 while teaching fellow soldiers how to use grenades.


Mlle said...

furry little suckers! I was actually just taking images of similar ferns at the botanical garden here in Leiden.

It struck me as quite lovely, if not romantic the way they look like fallopian tubes.

Now, you know I'm not a baby type gal, but I think reproduction is pretty amazing and plants sometimes remind me of that.

Di Mackey said...

Oh, we should definitely go on photography expedition together and now we have the luxury of it actually being WARM and SUNNY. Long may it last and let's not pray that this is our summer ... this delightful spring thing.

Fallopian tubes, but of course. I'm in love with the ferns because they took me home for a moment ... but I see what you mean. :)