Today was a truly beautiful day. So warm and spring-like. I went out and did some raking and picking up. It is crazy how many bits of paper and other debris can accumulate over the winter. I have a stack of old lumber and branches that needs to be hauled off. I knocked down and burned tumbleweeds and other dead plants.
While doing all this cleanup, I came across a dead plant that was really kind of pretty. I believe it had been a wild sunflower. Anyway, I clipped off the dead flower heads and photographed them. Then with the help of a texture, a few layers, and a really great Photoshop action, this is what I came up with.