Hunting around the yard looking for nature that spoke to me, and this one yelled "over here" A banana flower stalk just starting to peek out of the ruins of a frost damaged banana plant. I took a picture every day until she said "this one". I meditated that night and saw the whole painting completed (I got damn close) gold leaf and everything, swirly energy patterns, royal aspect, the whole thing. She spoke - in all caps - I AM, and I must say I was taken aback, having thought my interaction with nature spirits would be a little sweeter - this was just raw power. I'll continue the photo log as she bends down and makes way for the banana children and I will certainly miss her when she's gone. I'll have the portrait, though.