And the Top spoke no more of his old love; for that dies away when the beloved objects has lain for five years in a roof gutter and got wet through; yes, one does not know her again when one meets her in the dust box.
― Hans Christian Andersen, The Top And The Ball
Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this ditch on a sunrise walk around my neighborhood. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.