The gourd came out better than I anticipated. I really liked the bumpy texture. The flower is from my front garden as are the geraniums and black eyed susans. I have hundreds of flowers in my gardens around the house. I was able to take many photographs of the bike trail yesterday. I also got some interesting shots of the vienna train station and red engine. This gourd symbolized my move into the fall season. Its also my birthday season--October and the air is smelling crisp once again.