Good to see you back!
The image works, and you've cued us to your intent with the title so we can understand it properly. The blending is handled well to mix the elements.
I do the same as you. In times when new captures are scarce, I go back and find images that had something appealing enough to make me hang onto them and dream a bit about how to mix the appealing part with some other ingredient to make the most of it. That's as much fun as the picture taking to me!
"God gave me photography so that I could pray with my eyes" - Dewitt Jones