I like this take on water lilies! It can be viewed in so many different ways. It's interesting how the leaves radiate out from the center - like fireworks or a flower, and when you get to the center, there are the little prizes of the flower, the reflection, or the bud with the dragon fly!
And then you can focus on the reflections and see one world, or focus on the underwater stems and see something else... Very nice shot!
Thanks, kamaly! This little pond is the centerpiece of a flower garden. Unfortunately most of the flowers were wilting, but the lily pond was still very nice. I saw the dragon fly on the bud when I took the shot, but when I got home I saw two more!
Great shot, Ryan - a yellow star from me!:)
Thanks Anne! I'm happy you like it :-)
Are the leaves worshiping the flower that has sprung up in their midst? They look like a very appreciative audience for whatever it's communicating. Great shot, Ryan.
Thanks, Chip. Other plants in this pond didn't radiate out in nearly as good a circle as this one. I guess these leaves are the nice ones...the others get distracted too easily.
This is a very nice shot, Ryan. Congrats.
Es una foto magnifica
Saludos from Spain
Muchas gracias, Epi. Saludos desde los Estados Unidos!
...and thanks to Josep as well!
Good shot Ryan! I love this picture and added it to my favourites. :-)
Tropical waterlilies!!!!!!!!!! :D Oh what I'd give to grow them well here!
That one I'm pretty sure is Panama Pacific. It is one of the hardier tropicals and one I grew a couple of years ago (but I sure didn't get the blooms one would get in a warmer climate).
That makes sense, why it survived the summer so well when most other plants were wilting. I wonder what the gardens have to do over winter? Without help, this lily pond will easily freeze. Perhaps the plants are replaced each Spring. Thanks, Pam!
Ryan I don't know what they do there but the tropical water lily has a tuber that can be lifted and stored in damp sand over the winter. In that vein the hardy water lily has a rhizome that can also be stored (which happens in zones, like mine, where the pond freezes into a solid giant ice cube).
Interesting to know, Pam. Being landlocked as I am, the only water plant I'm familiar with is algae. Our ponds freeze over winter, but usually just the surface. Last winter we were frozen solid for two months, and the ice got unusually thick. But still no truckers trying to shortcut across any lakes!
LOLOL I must admit we do have a number of ice roads here. ;) Though two years ago even our northern lakes didn't freeze and the natives there were in dire straights....the army had to fly in fuel, food and supplies to them.
My favorite flower :D
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