Inspiration comes from unexpected sources. Sometimes I see an object that I have been using for a lifetime in a new light. In the last few years toothpaste caps, apple stems, dead flowers, finger nail clippings, and bread tags are just a few of the things that have entered my awareness. Above are dried orchid flowers that I plunked on the scanner and scanned. They are the same flowers, but I played with those on the right in Photoshop. The next time you eat an apple or clip your nails pay attention to the beauty in detritus.