Secret Fern Grotto, 12 x 9, oil on panel, L.Daniel © 2012
Last week, Plein Air Austin met up at a wonderful spot. Getting there took effort and determination, but after 125 rickety, steep rock steps down into a canyon, we discovered a magical, secret fern grotto. This is one of those places that you just have to experience from the full 360 degrees of sight and sound. It's simply breathtaking. The quiet dripping of the waterfall... the eerie birdsong... the brilliantly colored moss and fern... I can only say this, the climb in and out (on a really hot day) was totally worth it.