I've wondered where the idea for a treble clef design came from, and I have to say it's from a fern. Has to be.
Here is the frond of a Lady Fern--Athyrium (no sheild) filix-femina(fern woman) with an interesting contrast to latin name above. Ferns never fail to amaze me in how they pack their frond into a such a tight little package--the entire form is there, ready to expand as it unrolls. First the main stem, then each blade-leaf uncurls. Lady Ferns prefer wet ground, and since this patch is growing on a dry hillside, I think there must be a spring under it's feet.