My husband took this photo on one of our many summer beach outings. I couldn't tell what it was until he revealed it was a dead cactus which had washed up on the beach.

Do you see any similarities on the photo and Cognition #5, below?

Interestingly, Cognition #5 seems to be inspired by the patterns of that dead cactus. Coincidence? Well, the photo and the drawing are from the same time, in September (I posted Cognition #5 in October), but I honestly cannot say whether the photo was inspiration for my drawing. The mystery remains as to which came first- the photo or the art.