(Nikon D70, 50mm, f22, 1/80 sec, ISO 800)
I saw this abandoned Sunflower along side the road today, on my way to my final day of EMD (Emergency Medical Dispatch) training. It looked beautiful this morning, like it had just been picked. Not having enough time to stop right then, I prayed that it would still be there on my return journey and sure enough, nine hours later, there it was. When I got close to it, however, I could see the day's wear and tear on it. Beauty is fleeting...enjoy it while it lasts.