pretty or interesting
my husband and i have a pattern. when i go foraging for STILL blog material, my eye tends to come to rest on the prettiest thing i see. when i send my husband out to forage for me, his eye is drawn toward the most interesting thing he sees. he will sometimes say to me, “that is very pretty” in a tone implying that there is more to life than pretty. i will often greet him on his return with the phrase, “i see we’ve chosen interesting over pretty again today,” in a tone implying that “interesting” isn’t always so interesting that i particularly care to take its portrait. today you get interesting. an interesting that i was not too thrilled about until i started playing with it and realized that almost no one ever takes photos of may apples in this state, when they have just emerged from the ground looking like waterlogged palm trees, and their great leaves are unfurling like umbrellas just after you’ve just unsnapped the little belt down by the handle. very interesting. ok, well . . . back to pretty tomorrow.
emergent mayapple stalks