The Great Blogspot Outage has eaten my previous version of this amusing incident.
I will recreate it and hope there is no repeat disaster.
This is a one-year-old rose bush named Little Pinkie, planted in front of the new fence at the lake--and it has just spent more than a week completely immersed in filthy flood-water.
I was delighted to see that, undaunted, the rose has buds that are about to open.
I was admiring Little Pinkie and saying some complimentary things about its plucky spirit, when I noticed something odd.
Little Pinkie appeared to be looking at me!
In mid-picture, notice two yellow eyes....
There, amid the twigs, stems, and other detritus caught in the rose canes and leaves, was a little gift from the flood.....
This is a very nice bass lure, which we'll put to the test when we have leisure to fish again.
The flood giveth, and the flood taketh away.