Not Squares

Prize vegetables
Prize vegetables

Although I always enjoy Becky’s months of squares, there’s something about the day after that appeals to my rebellious side. Today I’m sharing pictures with reasons for not squaring them. For example, I couldn’t crop the top one square and keep the feeling of plenty.

Before someone congratulates me, I didn’t grow them. I grew these:

Caterpillar-eaten peas
Caterpillar-eaten peas

No plenty to preserve here. Some of you may remember that my unprotected garden peas suffered from an entirely different kind of cropping.

Then there’s this:

Gresgarth Garden
Gresgarth Garden

Remembering old highway men who would ride up and ask ‘Your money or your life?’, I can’t see this without thinking, ‘The roses or the arched windows?’

I dare say I could have chosen, but I chose not to.

Blueberry pie with almond topping
Blueberry pie with almond topping

And who wants to lose even a spoonful of pie? Not me, especially not a fancy one, like this.

Helen of Troy with curly red hair by Sandys
Helen of Troy by Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys

To end with, while it would have been tempting to ask what you think of Helen of Troy’s perspective, as depicted here, I positively needed all of these curls. I did have to crop a bit at the top because of reflection from the glass, so technically this is a detail of the original picture in Liverpool’s Walker Art Gallery.

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