Adventures of the Wildeness Women

     ” Is that real fern!? Like they sell at Home Depot?”

     I looked at Mary in complete disbelief, I mean she is a wilderness woman!
     Did she really just ask me that question?

     “You mean, like the ferns that used to grow in our mountains before the drought?” I ask, turning to her on the narrow mountain trail we are slowly and carefully making our way down.
     Before the drought our mountain was covered in these gorgeous ferns, back in the good old days.