So after much reflection, I've realized...
When it comes to photographic inspiration, this medium-sized Midwestern city STINKS!
Having no cool, urban architecture or bustling city streets to photograph (my passion, although you'd never know it) STINKS!
Having no city night lights to photograph STINKS!
Having a beautiful, 68 degree day in January and having nowhere to go except the local (dead) flower garden STINKS!!
(Oh, and happy new year by the way!) :-)
So now for your viewing pleasure, some wrinkled up old flowers about 4 months past their prime.
But first...not to be outdone by the wrinkly flowers, may I present...... some shriveled up berries. (Let's all try to contain ourselves).
I'm not sure why I'm even posting these pictures. At first I secretly kind of liked them, but after the love goggles came off, it turns out they're not really doing much for me after all.
Well, good thing I didn't go with my original 'beauty around me' theme. Perhaps beauty can't be found in a local flower garden in January.
Or maybe it can.