Dancing ferns

Walking through a wood allows you to observe minute details; the patterns on the bark, the sounds of the leaves rustling in the breeze or the fragrance from the pink purslane flowers drifting through the air. These small observations focus your mind on the “here and now” and “in the moment” making you feel alive in this tranquil and peaceful environment.

After my morning walk through the woods I was inspired to write this poem about the beautiful ferns lighting up the undergrowth. Here is an excerpt.

Dancing Ferns

Uncoiling their fronds and growing up high,

They tremble and quiver and reach for the sky.

Leaves like lace adorning the gloom,

Sweep through the wood like a magical broom.

Acid-green plumes, such a vibrant sight,

Filling the woods with emerald light.

A swaying dance the audience can see,

A spectacular show, natural and free.

©Sue Wood

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"Love Skye-Love Nature-Love Life" Skyenatureblog.com provides an artistic journey through the seasons, describing the natural beauty of the island through, prose, poetry, art, photographs and videos. I hope to give readers a taste of the Skye experience. I hope you enjoy the journey The Isle of Skye has dramatic mountains, wild glens and amazing seascapes; it offers a varied wilderness for free spirits. There is an abundance of hidden places full of native trees, wildflowers and wildlife to enjoy, in peace and tranquility. This sensational Island changes constantly through the seasons, with wild Atlantic storms, snowy mountains and balmy Summer nights with spectacular skies. The Summer wildflowers provide a colourful feast for insects, which feed the many species of songbirds, both native and Summer visitors.

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