Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patternshosta from below

I’ve never been a fan of hostas.

Their huge leaves look overly tropical and out of place nestled under pine trees. Their mounds of foliage jump out and grab your attention – in the most boring greenish way possible. I suppose I understand how the leaves can be attractive- until Japanese Beetles attack and all you have left are attention grabbing, pillowy mounds of weird, tropical looking plants riddled with holes awaiting an imminent frost that will turn them into giant, brown piles of mush…

I’ve never been a fan of hostas.

But, the new house came with shade.

Lots of shade.

My hosta hating self is now the proud owner of lots of shade and lots of hostas.

But you know… if you take a picture from underneath the leaf, give it a bit of pick-me-up in Photoshop, then turn the whole thing upside down… I almost like it.

Of course it no longer looks much like a hosta.

In fact it almost reminds me of a water slide.

I have always been a fan of water slides!

16 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns

  1. Imelda says:

    ay, what you just said about hostas and beetles resonate with me. I like the hostas in the shady parts of the house and as ground ‘cover” (well, they lessen the area that need weeding), but they are quite ugly these days. They are riddled with holes, just as you said. But their mass of flowers can be pretty. I have not tried cutting some for the vase though.

  2. mithriluna says:

    Interesting and unique point of view! πŸ™‚

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  4. MLE says:

    Hi Jessie! My name is Emily; we met briefly at Dale and Lisa’s (my in-laws) orchard back when you were moving into your new house. Lisa directed me to your blog when you did the post on the pressing and I’ve been checking in ever since. Today I became a “follower”. I admire your blog and lifestyle. If my husband, Patrick, and I ever move back to Wisconsin, we’d love to meet up again. I hope you and your family have settled in and are loving your new place!
    PS some options to try for replacing that nasty hasta are shade-loving ground cover or perennials like plumbago or catmint and yellow columbines. πŸ™‚

    • Jessie says:

      Hi Emily! Thanks for such a nice comment next time you are visiting you’ll have to let us know, we can brainstorm more options for the shade gardens together! πŸ™‚

  5. hahah you are crazy! Hostas are my fave, ESPECIALLY because they look overly tropical. πŸ™‚ Here in the Idaho desert, we need all the green we can get! Great shot, the water slide comment made me laugh!

  6. Becky says:

    Great shot! You have got one amazing imagination! πŸ™‚ I’ve always been a fan of water slides too!

    • Jessie says:

      Water slides are great they have fun of roller coasters without the awful fear of falling from high places and dying smashed on the ground – or so I like to think! πŸ™‚

      • Becky says:

        Haven’t been on one for a long time, but I’m still a fan of roller coasters. But then again, I never quite thought of it like you did, you “might” just have a good point! πŸ™‚ Oh well, I don’t see me going on either one in my near future, so no worries. Have a great day!

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