Thursday, August 18, 2011

Foxy

When I looked back, to my surprise, the fern frond had changed into a stranger behind me. I never talked bad about it before that, we had just a minor disagreement.

It grew a pair of relatively small and triangular ears, and a long but narrow muzzle; it raised its head, the eyes that showed signs of hatred never moved away from me, and the short brown fur did not look friendly either.

The fern frond was very foxy indeed.

What a cartoon-like behavior, and it was definitely too early to be a werewolf in daylight. I shall surely laugh if a green Hulk was transformed, but what's actually in my mind was Pluto's Devil that had instigated some evil actions, and was now pushing very hard in order for the frond to put them into action.

What a cartoon-like behavior!

I walked away without a second thought, and met many Pluto's Angels on my way downhill.

"When we lose the right to be different, we lose the right to be free." The fern frond had to know that.

25 comments:

AVCr8teur said...

Like people, no two fern fronds are alike.

TexWisGirl said...

very unique way to look at it. :)

George said...

I'm glad I didn't have that character after me on one of my hikes. He definitely looks sinister.
I really like the quote at the end of your post.

Diane AZ said...

It is a foxy fern! You sure do meet a lot of interesting characters on your hikes!

Lrong said...

As usual, I enjoy your prose as much as I do your pics!

betchai said...

i'm really a fan of all the wisdom and perspectives you see, i love the pictures and your words. it's one of those devils that brings you deeper happiness.

Ratty said...

That devil fern did look a little mean. I love your quote at the end.

One said...

How do I summarize? Be foxy and free?

Steve E said...

I offer you admiration for describing the God-given right to each human to be free. I believe we have been long giving up that right little-by-little, so we are not even aware.

And when our abdication is suggested, the scoffers are the only voices heard.

PEACE....

Emille said...

love your last pic, Rainfield! You're using your macro lens very effectively;)

Filip Demuinck said...

Very nice pictures, it is strange how thing can by formed in nature.

Greetings,
Filip

Emm said...

Ha! Very witty post! I just love ferns. We studied them in biology at school and I was so fascinated that biology soon became one of my favourite subjects, along with geography and maths. I love your photos!

Icy BC said...

Those are fascinating looking fern! Very alien like, but still quite foxy!

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Nice shot. Foxy fern eh...

Frieda said...

our way of seeing the world is unique. You always make me smile :)

eileeninmd said...

Interesting characters from your hike. Your photos are wonderful and I like the names you have fiven the ferns.

Leontien said...

Loved your description and loved the pics!

Thanks for sharing and i still wonder, do you type your post in your language and then translate it? Or do you write in English right away like me?

Leontien

Kirigalpoththa said...

Yes each fern is different. marvellous creations and you have to explore in details to see those variety.

Regina said...

I've always thought they take on many different shapes..really enjoyed the images and your frolic with these ferns..waiting for the outcome of Pluto's devil~

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

I think it's good that I live in the land of friendly ferns, and not the evil ones. That one chasing you is scary.

RNSANE said...

Only you, dear rainfield, get to know fern fronds so intimately. Perhaps, it's because you stop and take the time! Ohhhh, I see that spider there and I'm glad it's far away in Malaysia!

Autumn Belle said...

The fern frond that started like a snake head now looks like a question mark. Is it asking you something?

Amin said...

Hello1 I agree with these comments...

Tes said...

oh wow, such wonderful macros! love it, Rainy!

Ann said...

can be eaten or not? You been to Sarawak to eat the Bidin fern?

Funny, for my ABC I am also posting Fern for letter F.