Day 23 of Project 365.
Every two weeks at the grocery store, my daughter picks new flowers for the kitchen table. Today, she decided that Mommy needed roses, and specifically a magic rose that would never die. As is tradition, she gets what she wants, and she picked 18 stems of pink roses for her Mum.
Death is not a subject that comes up often, but the 'rose that never dies' is in a book she likes and I told her that magic roses don't exist, but in a photograph, a rose would never die, and she could look at it whenever she wanted. So, three were plucked of their petals and leaves, and one more was picked as the finest rose of the bunch for tonight's picture.
ISO 100, f/8, 1/160th shutter. Flash on-camera at 1/16th power and diffused with the Omnibounce, shot top-down in the lightbox. The shadows are harsher that I wanted, boo!