Restauranteur whose courtyard gate I just trespassed: "Can I help you?" Me: "I wondered if I might photograph your camellia. I've been looking for this variety all over town." Restauranteur, brightening: "Oh yes, isn't it lovely? It blooms constantly. When I bought the place, the landscaper wanted to rip it out; she said it didn't look restauranty. I said 'Oh, just. shut. UP.'" Now I know of two people fired to high dudgeon by boneheaded commercial landscaping. The other is me.
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