Accidental Beauty

We had a light freeze the other night, so Harper brought our tender plants up on the back porch to cover with sheets. As I was moving some of them back today, I noticed that the end of a frond of my elkhorn fern had broken off. I was bummed that it was damaged and that the pretty little piece would be wasted, but I just couldn’t leave it there. It was so beautiful–even in its broken state.

I kicked off my bright green garden clogs and dashed inside to grab a vase. This white porcelain urn was holding a pine cone on the kitchen window sill, and it was the perfect size.

I also grabbed my camera.

So instead of it going to waste, I’m enjoying it right now–even more than I would have it had stayed perfectly in tact.

Isn’t the texture stunning? I’m a sucker for ferns. I used to think ferns were just for old ladies. But that was back when I was young and dumb.

It was a nice little reminder of why I love and appreciate nature, and the timing was perfect. Mother nature has been a little cruel here lately. But this is beautiful.

Photography Details:

Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: 50 mm f/1.8
ISO: 640
Aperture: f/1.8
Shutter speed: 1/160

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2 Responses to Accidental Beauty

  1. LaRena Tobola says:

    I think it’s beautiful, too. I think you may have been a horticulturists in another life. You have an amazing appreciation for plants. I love your blog!

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