Fiddleheads: When I was a kid I could go down to the creek behind my house, and discover something new almost every time I went down there. One of my favorites was the way ferns worked. They seemed not to do anything I thought plants were suppose to do. They didn't need a lot of light. They liked too much water. They didn't make flowers. They grew seeds from the underside of their leaves! All wrong, wrong, wrong from what I was being taught in school. Then I discovered the fiddlehead. It looked like a musical instrument, a cat's tail, a rollie pollie, and a sleeping bag being unrolled all at once. The time of year for the fiddle heads became my favorite time to explore. The picture above is nothing like the ones I saw as a kid. This thing is actually the size of a cat's tail. It was taken in a much more tropical climate than the one I grew up in. When I took this picture earlier this year I was reminded of the awe and wonder of the hands on learning of my youth.