One of my mom’s friends is a sculptor. When I was up there a few weeks ago, we went to her studio so I could meet her, look at her work, and take photos of some of her horse bones.
I’m working with a kit lens, which isn’t great in low light, even with the aperture wide open. Then again, it might have helped if I’d remembered to boost the ISO. Duh! At 200 indoors, I’m lucky anything turned out.
I’ve taken pictures of this birdbath before, but never from above. It’s got a nice patina of minerals and algae on the inside of the basin.
I think this is a cabbage rose, but on the other hand, I’m not entirely sure it’s not a peony. I was so distracted by the poison ivy that I forgot to look at the foliage. I know there were other roses growing in the same bed, and I don’t recall there being peonies in that bed. There are peonies in the bed next to it, though, so I just don’t know.
Anyway, the flower–whatever it is–is a little past its prime. I like the photo, though. I didn’t notice the dew drops at the time (again, distracted by the poison ivy!), so they were a nice surprise.
This is growing in a bed at the house where I’m cat sitting. Unfortunately, there’s also poison ivy growing there, too. As far as I can tell, it’s not anywhere else on the property aside from that one flower bed. Yikes!