For some reason when I saw the prompt letter A I thought of artichokes. Not your usual first thought, but I have a thing for them.
Last Saturday we went to an art show featuring some watercolor painting by my husband’s very talented uncle. Beside the library where the show was held there was a pea patch garden. I love pea patches.
Even though it was a rather grey, drippy day I wandered about a bit. This patch of artichokes, past the harvest stage, caught my eye. From different angles the flowers* brought to mind roses and waterlilies.
These were processed using various effects in Topaz Studio 2.
*The artichoke we eat is the bud of a large, thistle-like flower. This post shows the artichoke flower we found when we came home from a vacation last year.
We usually eat all of our artichokes, especially the larger ones, so we don’t see the flowers, but were away for three weeks and this one got away.