By Scott Shephard
If you get down on your knees and look at the nether regions of this fern, this is what you see. At least that's what I saw in 2010 when I took this photo. I have been back to the fern room in the Como Park Conservatory and have not seen this same fern in this particular state.
I don't know enough about ferns to know exactly what these black spots are but I think they have something to do with reproduction. And I'll leave it at that. . . .
Canon 5DII 1/60s f/4.0 ISO400 102mm
In keeping with my color vs. b&w proposal from yesterday, here's the converted version. Because I'm seeing shades of white and brown outside my window right now, I'll take the green version.