Like Mary Colleen, I had sparks for a partner and we got lucky! She was delayed sending (it happens to all of us, really, one time or another) and she sent us each an extra flag to make up for the delay (totally not necessary, but absolutely appreciated!).
First, a picture of my two flags together...
And, the details -
the flag on the left is hard to describe and hard to photograph suitably, but it's wonderful, inspired perhaps by some moth photos on my blog and my love of nature. The flag itself is vertical strips of varied depths and textures (I can't even quite see how she did it, to be honest
) that resemble the bark of a tree. The bark is overlaid with a green leaf with a wonderful wooly brown caterpillar with spiky orange hairs, as some caterpillars do have - you can even see a couple of holes in the leaf where the hungry thing has been munching! The photograph picks up a lot of detail in the fabric strips, which the eye sort of blurs. When you look at the flag in person it really has an uncanny resemblance to tree bark.
The second flag is a lovely tribute to the beauty and serenity of a sunny day on the ocean, which makes me look forward to the summer more than ever...
Thanks so much, sparks, I love them both and I'm so glad I didn't have to choose because I'm not sure I could have very easily. Sorry for the delay in posting photos - the last week's been a bit hectic with power/internet outages and fractious furnaces.