So Much Green

Once I stopped and really looked at the beauty all around me, I was in awe of all of the green.  Moss is very prevalent in the Northwest and covers just about everything!

We take for granted the huge variety of green ferns growing just about everywhere in Western Washington .  The little ones…

And the big ones…

The new growth on this Western Sword Fern is called fiddlehead!

Fiddleheads are ferns before they become ferns. They are the furled up stage of a fern when they just start to shoot through the ground in spring. As they emerge through the fertile, wet April soil, they grown and unfurl quickly, sometimes lasting just a few days in their furled up stage. (from fearlesseating.net)
Cook fiddlehead ferns in the boiling water until barely tender, 7 to 10 minutes; drain. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the prepared fiddlehead ferns, garlic, and the salt and pepper. Cook and stir until ferns are tinged lightly brown and tender, about 5 minutes. (from Allrecipes.com)

2 thoughts on “So Much Green

  1. Great message, Jan, to get outside even in the rain. It might be a hard sell, but keep saying it! If we dress for the activity and the weather, i.e. rainy, cold, it’ll be all right, and we’ll feel good that we got outside and moved!

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    • Thanks Clara! As you well know, my basic “nature” is to just go for it;) I encourage others to take those steps that can get you started feeling good physically and mentally.

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