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Hoarfrost on Hart’s-tongue Fern

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Special Request: Wilting, dead or aging flowers and leaves.

This is a hoarfrost covered Hart’s-tongue Fern. A monochrome original I gave it a blue tint to give it a colder mood.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Special Request: Wilting, dead or aging flowers and leaves

 

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Monochrome Monday

Hart’s-tongue Fern with hoarfrost.

Monochrome Monday could have been a Throwback Thursday as it’s a shot from way back in my archives. Taken in Cheshire, England in the early 1980s when I used to keep a camera loaded with black and white film in my bag.

The upper leaf of this Hart’s-tongue Fern is lying upside down. It’s showing the sori that produce the spores used for reproduction.

It’s known as Hart’s-tongue Fern because the shape of the leaves resembles the tongue of a Hart, a male Red Deer.

Hart's Tongue Fern with hoarfrost.