During my first walk through Walthamstow Marshes since I moved here I came across the Middlesex Filter Beds. Whilst walking around I discovered a large area covered with ferns. Sunlight was shining onto the ferns in patches, obscured in places by the tree branches above. It made for a dramatic sight, the conditions I love to take plant photos in.

I have a fondness for ferns because I appreciate their deep history, being one of the oldest plants on earth. I admire their steadfast, flexible and unperturbed character.