I'm sure it's no surprise to anyone who has read any of these posts (especially in the past week) that I am a fan of science fiction and fantasy. It is not often, though, that I have the opportunity to take a photo that fits into this interest.
The image below is a "White Wings Tea Rose". But, when I look at it, I don't see anything resembling a rose. What I see is an alien plant/creature with stuff growing at the end of its tentacles. And that's much more interesting than a plain old rose any day!