The apple is getting pretty tough to carve, and splits are opening up at inopportune moments, which explains the squat, fat bowls and the strangely short handle on the center spoon. Rhododendron is a dream to carve though. Freshly cut this fall, it is green and lovely, a welcome break from the rather dry apple.
Here are a few more shots.
Thinking about painting the one with the finial and then chip carving. All will get an oil bath when good and dry.