Take something so surreal looking, so strange, and redefine it. This is an image of a fern fiddlehead I found while hiking in the Alaka'i Swamp on the Hawaiian island of Kaua'i. There is something about this image that is so mysterious yet mesmerizing to me. It represents the unfurling of something old becoming something new, something fresh, something alive. As we begin the new year, The Plant Provocateur really wants to create a perspective that is somehow like this unfurling. I will be curious to see if what catches my eye is compelling enough to make you, dear reader, stop for a second and take notice. Is it just nature you're looking at or is it art or is it both? Does what you see resonate with you? Make you think about the outside world around you and consider introducing or reintroducing yourself to some aspect of it? When I see plants and beautiful outdoor settings I want to experience these things. I want to escape to a place that makes my senses feel good and alive. I want to experience beauty, excitement, relaxation, and leisure. As you experience this blog, consider these experiences. Imagine what they could give you.