Geum, or avens as it more commonly known, which was news to me, is a North American wildflower that grows rather rampantly throughout my garden. It's easily pulled and discarded from places where I don't wish it to settle so I don't find it particularly invasive. The tiny flowers are from 1/2-inch to about 1-inch across and small wasps like to hide in the stamens.
The seed heads are small, hairy little things that will snare all number of things including strands of my hair. Hard to believe this little flower is in the Rose family, Rosaceae.
Shadows are often cast in the details of a photo only noticed after the shot is taken and then viewed with a more critical eye in one's photo software. Here, I was just trying to get the spider to hold still enough for me to take a clear photo. The spider was not cooperating. But the shadows were a nice surprise.
Take a look at more shadow shots at Tracy's blog, Hey Harriet.
A serendipitous shot, to be sure, as I was focused on the water droplets clinging to the rose leaf in early dawn shade and not to the rising sun and how it would light up the leaf in an instant, a stem casting a horizontal shadow from behind.
Visit Tracy at Hey Harriet this Sunday for intriguing shadow shots from around the globe.