I’m looking at a picture of a praying mantis eating a fly it looks so delicious I mean it looks like the praying mantis is eating something so fleshy and fulfilling. I spent hours looking at pictures of people hand pollinating plants. I collected them in a folder on dropbox. Instead of bees or flies or wasps or moths, they are using various tools to pollinate plants by hand. These images seem important. I don’t know much about this topic, I can just assume things from the pictures and the snippets of text. I don’t have any flowers to pollinate. Someone is pollinating a peach blossom with a tuft of dog hair. Others are using toothbrushes and paintbrushes to pollinate potatoes. “It’s not paint it’s pollen.” Many of the hands in the pictures are wearing rings on their ring fingers. Isn’t it weird that Michael Pollan’s last name sounds like pollen?