In early February, I went to the National Arboretum for the local Gesneriad Society chapter meeting. I wandered around the front area of the Arboretum and snapped a few photos, which you can find on Petal Tones, the chapter's blog that I contribute to on occasion.
Some of the photos, however, were more artistic than the others--I actually had some sort of thought behind the shots, rather than just-the-facts photographs to share what seemed interesting. So I'm posting them here, too--edited a bit, you may notice!
Gimp as I am Photoshop, and I find it to be clunkier, but it gets the point across, I think--and Gimp's free.