The verbal irony of ending this post’s excerpt with
It’s a birdbath photo, of course.
would be lame without the factual irony that the photo is indeed a photo of a birdbath. Don’t worry. We have a twofer.
My birdbath’s glass bowl has a subtly colored swirl, not the usual garish clip art of idealized birds and flowers. I bring it indoors for the winter and sometimes shoot closeups when the light is interesting. This one photo has an ominous look and some dark red, so I edited it to fit the planned layout of my story: rotate, squeeze the width, and crop. Here is a link to the resulting illustrated story:
– above post (on phone) or beside it (on desktop). –