i just realized that the leaves above look exactly like cannabis, the skull could be a death’s head, and the redbud blossoms are the color of roses, and so i have unwittingly photographed a tribute to the grateful dead, a band i did not follow or even particularly like. no wonder artists get misinterpreted sometimes. sheesh. and no, “sheesh” is not short for hashish. it is merely an exclamation. sheesh, you guys!
raccoon skull, red bud buds, and japanese maple leaves
saint paul, minnesota