Unfortunately, I managed to mess it up a bit by cutting the tip top off. Oh well.
Happy 4th, looks like fireworks!
Blacksmithing, that would be between 1400 and 1600 degrees.
Very nice. A type of clover?
Thanks guys. Your comment on heat in blacksmithing, Eric, reminds me of the old punch line: "Nope, just doesn't take me long to look at a horseshoe". Anyone who has ever grabbed a just worked piece of metal can get that joke.
The pic is half of a coneflower with the sun backlighting and lighting it up from the top.