Looking out the window at the darkening clouds I was hesitant about going out to find something to shoot today. Then I noticed that our next door neighbour had this fern growing on her balcony and saved me from heading out in this unusually foul weather. I really like this species of fern. At least I think it’s a fern. I had only ever seen it in the botanical gardens in Kirstenbosch, Cape Town, and I had always wanted to take a clipping home to put in the garden I made outside my window, but my Dad never let me because you’re not supposed to pick anything from the botanical gardens. Apparently my Grand Father, a well renowned botanist, used to pick bits of plants often when he was out and about, be it from a forest, nature reserve or botanical garden. This less law abiding spirit must have skipped a generation 🙂 I like the contrast between the flowing organic plant and the geometric world in which it is growing.