Itís always been me against nature, be it gravity, weather, the passage of time, or decay. Though I generally lose in the long run, I go down fighting all the way. And yes, I really paint those plants. I obviously have no trepidations about manipulating the images, but the quality of the painted plants cannot (unfortunately) be duplicated on the computer. All photos are the copyrighted images of Beth Block and may not be downloaded or reproduced in any way.