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I spent a very enjoyable early evening with Rose Tidwell and friends Jenny and Laura last night. A chance for me to photograph Rose's chess pieces in their garden setting.

Here's the king, fresh from battle with braised eye and slashed skin.

All the pieces have considerable charm, but if I had to choose a favorite, it would be the glass-bead decorated pawn. Rose asked me to touch its head. It was very hot after a day sopping up sunlight. A hot-headed pawn – yes, my kind of chess piece.

For that's the way I play. No wonder I never win! 🙂