The weather damaged flower of Helleborus niger or Christmas Rose as it is commonly referred to. Its flowers should of course be pure white but I rather liked the purple splashes on this one. When I used to do watercolour painting it was always the slight imperfections in flowers which attracted my eye and I guess that hasn't changed now it's a camera in my hands.
Thank you one and all who took time to look in, vote/comment on A Touch of Velvet and a special "Thank You" to Yung for his UA. Really did raise my spirits!