if i had to pick a flower that was grace embodied in a physical thing...it would be an orchid. they look like little fragile ballerinas - those long stems that look like they're going to snap, yet hold up this beautiful flower like it weighs nothing at all. yup, if i could be any flower i'd be an orchid...think about it. you get pampered all day, you get your own private greenhouse, people define you as "grace" - those pretty flowers have it pretty good.

my dad got this particular one for my mom for her birthday this past weekend. my mom is the macro / flower photographer in the family - but since it was her birthday we thought she should relax a little:)
*by the way...this was one of my first adventures with my new 50mm lens...LOVE!*