How is a zinnia like a tangle of electric extension chord? In my studio the other morning I was winding up the chord when I glanced out the window as the morning sun caught an orange zinnia in its rays. I walked closer to the window, and the sunlight lit up the orange chord. I had to photograph the two together in that golden light. We never think that an extension chord can be beautiful, but highlighted by the sun, it paired elegantly with a glowing zinnia.