“…When I see something unusual, I’m not content just to look at it. I must capture it. Last summer, in the farmyard, I was drawing something that was quite lovely in the sun, and suddenly, I realised I was drawing the pigs’ swill bucket. I had to laugh at myself.”
-Beatrix Potter in “Miss Potter”
That movie quote is one of my favorites because it describes situations that I often find myself in. Take this photo, for example.
It’s just a bunch of eggplant caps and trimmings in a paper towel, but those colors, in that light…struck me as lovely, even if I did throw the trimmings in the trash right after photographing them. Beauty is so often in the midst of our daily tasks–its our recognition of it that needs training.