The woman does not exist of whose beauty all men shall agree upon.
Absent any research, I admit it is likely true. And I think the same could be said for just about anything, including flowers.
Two years ago I had several posts regarding my daylilies. I posted pictures of them, almost all of them old-fashioned historical cultivars. The colors were pure with maybe only a varying eye. Only a few had ruffled petals.
In my enthusiasm, I joined the American Hemerocallis Society and the local chapter. I started getting catalogs of flowers for sale. Pricey flowers. Strange flowers. To me, it seemed that Dr. Frankenstein had taken over the nursery. I was ready to have nightmares. I did not renew my membership this year.
I know that these flowers win awards and there are obviously people who think they have great beauty. I am not one of them. When I opened my Pinterest account this evening, I thought that someone had hacked into it. Where had these images come from? And then I noticed that they were from a board that I actually follow.
This is one of the images I saw:
Daylily 'Xylophone Jazz'. I could not believe my eyes. I find this to be repulsive. I cannot imagine walking through my garden and seeing something that looks like it came from a movie made by Wes Craven. And this seems to be the trend in daylilies. More ruffles, more and many colors bleeding into each other. Call me old-fashioned if you like, but I do not see the beauty in this flower. Do you? If so, tell me where it is.
I think I'll go have another candy - true beauty in chocolate.