i went out to pick some lily of the valley today to shoot. it’s in full bloom all over my woods, and i have never really captured the sculptural quality of those tiny white bells to my satisfaction. but i got distracted by these two. they were easy to spot. all the other lily leaves were spread wide open like…well, like lily leaves. only this couple were curled up tight. what are the odds, you might ask, of a lily of the valley growing up through the tiny hole in one of last year’s oak leaves? if you saw the number of lily of the valley in my yard, and the number of fallen oak leaves, you might ask instead, what are the odds that such a thing didn’t happen?
lily of the valley leaves with oak leaf