Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Baa Baa Bracken


Baa baa bracken

Have you any wool?

Yes Sir, yes Sir three fronds full…

Sorry about that, and apologies to the rhyme,  but  these unfurling bracken fronds had a distinctly woolly look about them and I was struggling for a title, I’d started out with ‘fleecy ferns’ and then realised it was bracken I looking at..

Bracken -1

The immature fronds are called fiddle heads, I can see why, it’s claimed they are edible, I imagine they are a bit chewy.

Bracken 1-1

It is Derbyshire Open Arts 2012 this weekend, I may have to brave the bank holiday traffic.


Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

5 thoughts on “Baa Baa Bracken

  1. Young fiddleheads, boiled or steamed, are both delicious and nutritious – I used to like them with vinegar. They grow profusely in eastern Canada, but alas, not in the prairies.

  2. Very picturesque unfurling fronds…Now, however, I will always feel a little sheepish when looking at them! I know…baaa…d joke on my part. 😉

  3. Take a chance and try some, they may be delicious! Enjoy the Open Arts event if you go. xx

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