Finally was able to get this picture on my front porch, which earlier was so covered in a sheet of ice. These blooms separate as they age. There are spaces between the smaller blooms that I didn't see before. Painted this before my son and I went to this huge Gala fundraising Event for the Injured Military Heroes of Iraq and Afghanistan. It was so great to be part of it. My son was in on the beginning stages of this organization, called JCS (Joshua Chamberlain Society). This year they had over 350 people attend. awesome.