Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Photo by SFD

All through the woods the fiddleheads were sprouting up through the dry leaves. Their tender shoots, covered with pale fuzz, symbolize spring to me in a way that few other plants do. Something about the unfurling leaves, perhaps. I always imagine them uncurling, slow and graceful, like a soft ballet set to the music of the dawn chorus of birdsong.

1 comment:

Project Hyakumeizan said...

Ah yes indeed - these are very familiar from Japan, where they provide one ingredient for the delicious sansai soba (mountain vegetable noodles), made entirely from wild plants ....