Wikipedia informs me that there are over 12,000 species of fern. They are the world's most ancient plants having been found as fossils in 400 million year old rocks. Coal is largely made up of fossilised ferns and finally, some ferns are edible (although I'm not sure which ferns are the ones you can eat or where you can find them!).
I've found this very interesting, quirky blog called Beatpie. Unfortunely, I am unable to read it as it isn't in English, but it sure is good to explore! Below is one of my favourite posts which is titled "domesticated". I'm a real sucker for a tree with personality and chutzpah, aren't you?
Sydney is being very autumnal at the moment. We don't have as much of the spectacular red and gold leaf action you get in some parts of the world like Maine in the US or Japan, but it is still very lovely. The weather is crisp, the skies are blue and the camelias are in full flower. It quite possibly might be my favourite season!
I came across this gorgeous Kenzo dress at Meet me at Mikes blog. It started me off on a night of Kenzo image hunting. The man is the master of pattern, is he not? ...and cut!..and colour and texture! I wish I had the occasion, bank account and chutzpah to wear his creations every day of the week!
If you're at a loose end, you could do worse than browse through the Guardian's wildlife galleries. This is a selection of images from the past couple of months. The first one is my favourite. Which is yours?
Something else I found in my ignored cupboard (see original post here): my collection of book marks. The avid collector strikes again!
These are a real find! I used to get these at Glebe Books when there was just the one store up by the church. I wonder if they still have them? I never used them as book marks. I used them to decorate various bare bedroom walls I was living in at the time. I have many more too, but these are the nicest.