My inner Monet

Rosa 'All Ablaze' blazes cherry red in Burke Brothers' Tuscany exhibit, accenting classic Italian elements with bright flowers. (Ron Tarver / Staff photographer)

What did we do before digital cameras? I know. We had shelves full of photo albums to keep us sentimental and drawers full of uncatalogued photos to rummage through. On the other hand, we didn't have the chance to see our handiwork immediately, delete if it we don't like it, and try again. This picture was right on the first try. I didn't plan it this way. I was just walking the path down by the pond at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, a favorite hiking spot on weekends. Take a look. Can't paint worth a lick, but doesn't this photo showcase my inner Monet? It lacks a few details - water lilies, Japanese bridge, over-the-top garden - but it does have that liquid, dreamy quality of Monet's water lily series, don't you think? I flatter myself. That's Digital World for you.