Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Damp Forest Aesthetics
So, back to the photo. To me it expresses the love-hate relationship many of us have with nature. For instance, one of my most hated encounters with human-altered nature is stepping in dog poop. But, one of my favorite encounters is with the great variety of fungi found in damp forests. Here we have a marriage, three clumps of dog poop being neutralized by a fungus, perhaps a slime mold. Despite the presence of dog poop, I found the little ecosystem aesthetically pleasing. It's also a token contribution to my campaign to "bring back the diphthong" a marriage of two letters acting as one.