I won first prize at PALS (Palisade Art Lovers Show) in 2008 for this photograph. I took this photograph behind the Butterfly Pavilion in Grand Junction, Colorado. After a snowfall, the sky cleared and the sun appeared and I went out to find some pictures. This seed pod was perfect and in its dampness, a rich and shiny brown that caught my attention. I composed this shot by placing the pods on the cleanest spot of snow I could find.