This is a picture long in the making, a rendition of myself and my younger brother clifford as faeries. Everything in the picture has sentimental value. The flowers in the background are hibiscus, each plant bought in the memory of a beloved pet. The mandarin in the foreground was bought when my mother learned she was pregnant with me. The ladybug is considered good luck, and we use ladybugs often in our gardenning. THe pluot, or plum/apricot (The green- yellow fruit) is from a tree the entire family loves to look at and eat the fruit from. The picture will be given to my mother as a Christmas present..