After months in the desert, it's always nice looking back at the stuff I shot in Louisiana, last summer. It was so green there. A nice change from the desert. This is a detail of just a couple of the many 300 year old Live Oak trees in front of the old Oak Alley Plantation House.
The tree trunks are covered with resurrection ferns. I remember reading about these while I was visiting Florida a few years ago. I thought the name was strange. I didn't understand why they would call them that, until we had a nice rainstorm. It hadn't rained in a couple of months, and these ferns appeared completely dead. The leaves were all curled up, brown and dead. After one good rainstorm, they just exploded back to life and were totally green and healthy looking within 24 hours. Resurrected.