Occasionally, photographers have combined their images with actual material from whatever they've been depicting - sand from the beach or even locks of hair. I thought it might be fun to try this with some of our sweetpeas.
So I took a conventional shot of the flowers, picked just after a rain shower. Then I printed and mounted the image. I then pressed several of the flowers and waited several weeks for them to dry out. Finally, I got some spray mount and stuck the pressed flowers on the mount.
I'm not sure if the hybrid image would be allowable in a photo competition, and I've not really learned how to press flowers well, but this is a picture of the finished result. An example, maybe, of photography's ability to capture beauty for all time, in a constantly changing world!