This is a shot of a cheap craft face mask that I placed on a sheet of white card in a shaft of afternoon sunlight.
The phrase 'to keep one's chin up' is said to tell someone to make an effort to stay brave and confident when they are in a difficult situation. the first printed reference to this saying comes from an October, 1900 edition of the Pennsylvania newspaper The Evening Democrat. 'Keep your chin up. Don't take your troubles to bed with you - hang them on a chair with your trousers or drop them in a glass of water with your teeth'.
While crawling under some bracken plants, as one does, I glanced skywards and marvelled at the beauty of the fronds against the clouds. Bracken are one of the oldest ferns with fossil records over 55 million years having been found. By the by, bracken is called ‘huckleberries blanket’ by the Umatilla Indians of the Columbia River. The fronds were used to cover a basket full of huckleberries to keep them fresh. Not that fascinating I grant you, but at least it provided me with a title.