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Think of it like an arch formation ... it is semi-rare in nature, with its own sense of form & texture that you don't see in everyday life for most people.
The vine wrapped around a cattail isn't something you see everyday (well, I haven't). The dichotomy of texture and form accompanied by the contrast of the "choking strength" of a vine wrapped around the more delicate structure of the cattail makes for an interesting observation/study for me.
Granted, the cattail at the lake itself might seem rather mundane ... but then again, so is a rose in a flower garden, a tree in the woods, sand in the desert. I think it is the intimacy of the details that can transform mundane from a picture "of something" to a study of what it is comprised of in its character. Extracting such character well isn't always an easy undertaking, but I consider it the inverse of taking you to see a grand vista ... each having the potential benefit of taking the viewer to somewhere they may have not previously been ... one leaning micro, the other leaning macro.
For some the world around them becomes "mundane", while others marvel at that which abounds. To a certain degree, everything is mundane. When I lived in San Diego, a family member from the midwest came to visit and marveled over the palm trees. My reply was "Really, where?" and I about broke my neck trying to look out the car window to see one. I had truly forgotten that they were all around me.
Visitors to the mountains, oceans or even a wheat field may marvel over the mundane, yet for those who are routinely aware of them ... they are just part of everyday life. I tend to vacillate between being bored by the mundane and being challenged by it.
I was "eyeballing" a coal mine operation yesterday and someone told me "Nothing to see here." to which I just grin and reply, "Sometimes there is, sometimes there isn't." It kinda depends on your perspective and presentation as to how much there is to see and/or be seen.