The Distance Between Two Ferns

The shortest distance between two ferns is measured along a straight line.
 As an artist and given the luxury of time the straight line may be bent or changed in some way allowing the journey to become interesting in unexpected ways. 
Spring brings the ferns up from the ground providing an opportunity to work with the not so still life of the forest floor. So in this case twenty years and a few feet  is the distance between two ferns.