I was walking along the Grand near Old Zeller Dr in Kitchener below the Grand River trail. It was very peaceful with only the sounds of an active squirrel climbing a nearby tree and the constant gurgle of water as it flowed by breaking the silence. I noticed a fern, that I think is bracken surrounded by a fresh carpet of maple leaves that had been steadily falling from the autumn canopy. I decided to photograph it using a slow shutter speed to add a little motion to the picture. One frond with a leaf on it remained sharp.