the fleshy plumpness of leaves and flowers often hides many of their finer details. i love seeing what is revealed when these botanicals are left to dry. zooming in the petals in this photo you can see how the pink pigment is carried (or follows?) along the lines of the veins eventually seeping into a stain near the end of the petal. i forget what these tulips looked like when fresh cut. i wonder if those candy stripes were apparent or not? next time i get a bouquet of store bought tulips i will pay much closer attention.