Sea of Ferns


After the rain stopped around lunchtime today I decided to hike along the north side of the mountain where the ferns cover the landscape. July on the mountain brings a sea of ferns in this areas where the ground stays moist. The forest floor has changed so much in the last 4 months but I especially love the sea of ferns that take over this time of year.


We only reached 63 degrees F yesterday but today we will be closer to 80 degree F. Not much sun to speak of yesterday, it rained all day and night and before it finished this morning we had slightly over 1 inch of rain.

 “We love the things we love for what they are.”   — Robert Frost


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23 thoughts on “Sea of Ferns

    • They are really beautiful! I live in the northern most mountains of South Carolina right on the North Carolina border near the Smokey Mountains. It a very secluded and private wilderness area. I enjoy hiking the mountains a lot. 🙂

  1. The ferns are really nice! We are having odd weather too. High 60’s then it will be in the 80’s. Luckily the humidity has not been too bad this summer.

  2. All that fresh green is a lovely sight Michael. My ferns were planted before I came here in the full sun and have just recovered from being cut back as they got terribly burnt in early June. They are enjoying some much needed rain tonight!

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