When I was a wee little child (there I go again) my mom had almost an entire garden (thinking back I'd say she had no fewer than five distinct gardens in our yard) devoted to ferns. The lady loves her some ferns. And I became pretty familiar with the various stages of fern life. I've always been a big fan of fiddle heads. I just think they're neat, especially because if you pay enough attention you can actually see them unwinding and turning into actual fern leaves. It's pretty amazing.
So when I caught a glance of this soon to be fern - that was a variety of fern I don't believe I'm familiar with (I don't recall ever seeing a fuzzy fern before) - I had to get a picture.