So, today's "precious object" is this rose, held by a wine glass of water. It is hands-down the most spectacular rose I've ever seen. It has to have at least 40 petals on it. They are so tightly twisted in the center, that I don't think it will ever die. My sketch doesn't really do it justice, so I've included a b&w photo I took of it below. Amazing. Was sent to me from my mom for my art exhibit opening. So sweet the gesture, now immortalized in blue and red ink pen. I had no idea how many species there were either. Pretty cool.