Fern At Dingle Pond Unit Of Santee NWR In Summerton, SC


Macro Fern at Dingle Pond Unit NWR in Summerton, South Carolina

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I came across the fern in Sprung on one of the hiking trails in Dingle Pond Unit the second day of my SC AIR trip.  The curvature of the leaves from left to right provide an impression of smiles stacked on top of each other, which gives the piece a joyful feeling.  If I was a fern, I’d be happy to finally be unfurled and able to soak up some spring sunshine.  The coating of white hairs, like a type of down, speaks to a new beginning with thoughts of a bright future.  The high level of detail allows surface texture, veins, and individual hairs to be seen.


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