today i experimented with cross sections of a corn cob, which looked weird and too much like an x-ray of human teeth. then i tried thin slices of a plum, which the pit made tricky to impossible. i was about to give up when i impulsively sliced a tomatillo on the mandoline, and this botanical lacework appeared as if by magic in my viewfinder. i took one look, and threw my hands in the air. thank god for plan c.