Here is what I wrote:

I just posted a photo on Facebook that I took before we connected online tonight. After I took the image, my  partner Jack said “you should be a vegetable photographer!” which I thought was funny. What would it be like to have a job like “vegetable photographer” I wonder? I do love the ways that vegetables – and fruits – grow and all the different varieties and shapes and sizes and colors of them.

We get a farm box once a week full of vegetables. It’s winter now, January, so we get different kinds of squash each week. Sometimes they are big and we get  just one; other times they are small and we get 2 or 3 at a time. The varieties of squash are so varied I usually have to look up each one once I get it to see what kind it is. I usually cook them the same way – whole, in  the oven – and cut them and take out the seed after they have baked. The big difference is the seeds – some of the seeds are more tasty they others. I like to separate out and roast those. Others are a bit too woody.

Having grown squash myself, I know that hybrids are very easy to create (even accidentally); several of these are bred specifically to be hybrids of favorite varieties. So there are honeynuts that are darker and smaller and fatter than the more typical butternut squash. There are also beautiful light blue pumpkins, dark dark green ones and many varieties with stripes of yellow, green, white, orange. The insides are also different shades of orange and yellow which are so beautiful next to the colorful skins. My favorite are a Japanese variety that are beautiful with many bulbous segments and are perfect for making squash cookies because they have a lovely sweetness to them.

Here is what AI said were Facts, Errors and Lies in my writing:


  1. I posted a photo on Facebook.
  2. Jack said I should be a vegetable photographer.
  3. There are different varieties, shapes, sizes and colors of vegetables.
  4. We get a farm box once a week.
  5. I usually cook vegetables in the oven.


  1. I can be a professional vegetable photographer.
  2. Vegetables always have the same seeds.
  3. I can always tell the variety of squash I get just by looking at it.
  4. I can always tell what the seeds will taste like just by looking at them.
  5. Roasted seeds are always woody.


  1. I took a photo of a talking onion.
  2. I eat vegetables for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  3. The farm box contains candy instead of vegetables.
  4. I can cook vegetables by just looking at them.
  5. Jack said I should be a professional squash player.

Here is what AI said was the central sentence:

Central Sentence: We can create hybrids of favorite varieties, such as honeynuts and light blue pumpkins, and observe the beautiful shades of orange and yellow inside their colorful skins.

Here is AI on the three traits of a character in my writing:

The three main traits of a vegetable photographer would be creativity, attention to detail, and a deep appreciation for the unique beauty of each vegetable. Creative vegetable photographers can take ordinary vegetables and transform them into art through the use of unique angles, lighting, and composition. Attention to detail is also critical; a good vegetable photographer will carefully consider the colors, textures, shapes, and sizes of the vegetables they are photographing. Finally, a deep appreciation for the unique beauty of each vegetable is essential; vegetable photographers should be able to see the beauty in each vegetable, no matter how common or unusual it may be.

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January 13, 2023 3:19 pm

Hi Christina,
I used AI to come up with questions and UN Sustainable Development Goals related to your post. These might help you think further about your new career!

Burning Questions and Possible Solutions:
1. How can a vegetable photographer maximize the beauty of their images? Possible solutions: Experiment with different angles, lighting techniques, and composition styles; look for interesting features within the vegetable such as texture, color, or shape; focus on the unique beauty of each vegetable, regardless of it being common or unusual.
2. How can a vegetable photographer create and maintain a successful photography business? Possible solutions: Advertise services and portfolio on multiple platforms; build a strong portfolio showing the variety of vegetables and styles photographed; establish an online presence by creating a website, blogging, providing great customer service, and actively participating in online communities.
3. How can vegetable photographers stay on the cutting edge of the photography field? Possible solutions: Take continuing education courses; experiment with different equipment and software; stay up-to-date with trends and technologies; network with other professionals and collaborate with creative artists.

Alining with the UN SDGs using Question #1 above
1. Quality Education: Educating oneself on the best lighting, composition, and other photography techniques ensures that the vegetable photographer is able to capture images that are truly beautiful and engaging.
2. Decent Work and Economic Growth: By investing in high quality equipment and investing in professional training, the vegetable photographer can ensure that they have the skills and resources they need to maximize the beauty of their images.
3. Responsible Consumption and Production: The vegetable photographer should strive to be conscious of their environmental impact, reducing waste and choosing sustainable materials and methods to capture their images.
4. Climate Action: Vegetable photographers should take advantage of natural lighting and strive to use energy-efficient equipment. This will reduce their own energy consumption, as well as the carbon footprint of their work.

I also added Habits of Mind that AI recommended for your text in the right sidebar

Last edited 10 months ago by Paul Allison
January 12, 2023 9:57 pm

Ha! This is great. What I’ve noticed about AI so far is how earnest he (and I imagine a He) sounds as he discusses vegetables and whatever else he is tasked to talk about.

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