Fiddleheads are my favorite natural motif. I love the uncoiling form, fronds waiting to spring out. I had an idea that although my ferns were not yet up, a friend who has a mature fern bed might have some fiddleheads poking up. She did indeed. I brought home a handful (after getting permission, of course!) to work with. Platters, saucers, bowls, mugs- I'll use every last one of these glorious gems.
Our weather has been beautiful- sunny, warm, breezy. The April showers are coming, knocking down the spent cherry blossoms, but dogwoods and redbuds are taking their places. There are a few last late narcissus blooming, yellow kerria branching out, and I think that the azaleas are beginning to bud up. Oh, spring.