Thursday, August 4, 2011

Writer in the Woods

Lake Quinault is fed by the Quinault River from the east, this river continues from the lake west, to the Pacific Ocean. Many visitors from around the world come to this paradise every summer - not only for the beauty - but for canoeing, kayaking, and swimming. However, no loud motorized watercraft are allowed - thank goodness!

This week another fern is featured - the Deer Fern. This beautiful fern is actually my favorite; it is pictured here in the front yard at our cabin. These ferns can also be used as house plants, when kept well-watered. The dried center shoots of the fern are said to resemble deer antlers, hence the name. This fern is a tough little specimen; it survives year round, although it is most vibrant in the spring and summer.

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