Day Six Pix, The Photography of John Hartleroad | Sweet

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July 25, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

When we bought our house in 2011, several large concrete pots came with the purchase. Originally, eight-foot tall palm trees were in each one. The previous owner was intent on creating a tropical scene around the pool. Summer wind gusts would tip the trees and pots over, nearly depositing them in the pool. And then they had to be kept in the garage during the winter months. We tired of that scenario rather quickly. So a couple of summers, Judy planted hibiscus in the pots with yellow one year and red the next. And the last couple of years, she has planted petunias and sweet potato vines. The petunias have surrendered to the sweet potatoes.

So while I am photographing the daylilies in the morning, the sweet potato vines grab my attention. Every leaf seems to be a different color. They will not be ignored, nor be regarded as inferior to the morning's blossoms. The shapes and patterns have a beauty of their own that is different from the flowers. It is easy to pass by that which could be considered ordinary or common and miss the sweet beauty of diversity.


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