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5 April 2022

Many years ago when we were first cleaning up the yard, we came across this rusty can and, charmed by its persistence, propped it up on a slabs of broken up concrete we had piled up into a sort of grotto.

Rusted Can. Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm II R kit lens at 42mm (84mm equivalent), f8, 1/200 seconds and ISO 200. Processed in Adobe Camera Raw.

All these years, it has sat there like some fixture, resisting disintegration as it gradually blended into the scene around it.

This is a tighter crop than we were able to manage in the camera. We thought we'd crop out any signs of green to show how monochrome the full-color image turned out.

What we didn't notice as we shot was the dandelion flower perched like an asterisk next to the can.

It's barely visible in this thumbnail, too.

But it's a nice touch. This sign of life and health floating over to rest by this testament to persistence despite decay. As if they were related.

Gardens always have something to say if you listen to them.

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