Simon says I’m hiding, leave me alone.
If it was warmer he’d take a nap, but instead he’ll stealthily watch the chickadees and wrens, and maybe a dog walking by. He doesn’t miss much. The fern in the foreground is a Polystichum setiferum cultivar. It’s the “mother fern” in the front garden and houses a nest of bumble bees in the mulchy undergrowth. The Ostrich fern, Matteuccia struthiopteris, is past its prime for the season. Did you know you can eat the fiddleheads in the spring?