Sunday, August 15, 2010

Water Lilies/ Today's Flowers

Waterlily (Nymphaea tuberosa)

This time of year, shallow ponds and quiet waters across Ontario are dotted with waterlilies. So far I have seen no frogs on the pads, though! (Do they REALLY sit on pads?)


Here are four seen from a little further away.

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24 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Lovely! I saw some yesterday in the palace grounds, most of them weren't in full bloom anymore though.

Snap said...

I love water lilies. They are such a special flower. Beautiful! You made my day!

Cezar and Léia said...

Hmmmmm, good question... Never saw for myself a frog sitting on it. If you do please click it and share with us, I'll have to bear this doubt now until I see one! :)
God bless you!
Cezar

Paulie said...

No frogs on lily pads anymore because the Princess kissed the frog and it became her prince charming! Ü

Beautiful shots minus the frog tho. Ü

George said...

I really like your pictures of the water lilies. I'm sorry I can't help you with the question about frogs and the lily pads.

hip-chick said...

Beautiful. they are so cheery and Monet-ish.

michael said...

Yes, frog sometimes do sit on lily pads. ;-)

Jan n Jer said...

Always love to see water lilies,,they are such a beautiful graceful flower.

Small City Scenes said...

THEY ARE SO BEAUTIFUL AND WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE THEM INTO MY POND.....BUT THEY ARE VERY INVASIVE SO I WON'T. I WILL ENJOY THEM FROM AFAR.
Oh no I did everything in caps. Sorry
If I delete this I will have already forgotten what I said. LOL
MB

memorizingnature said...

About a week ago I visited a nearby lake to take photos of water lilies. It was late afternoon and they had closed their petals for the day and fallen asleep. Instead, I concentrated on a few bullfrogs by the shore. They were resting in the mud, not on the lilies - I think they would have sunk those floating leaves!

lotusleaf said...

The waterlilies look so serene. Lovely photos.

April said...

What pretty water lilies you have in Ontario.

Regarding your question about the pansies -
They thrive very well in a planter in partial shade. Although the heat has made them a bit droopy (like most of the plants), they are still producing quite a few blooms.

Denise said...
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Denise said...

One of my favorite sights are to see the waterlilies. Yours are lovely. I always look for those frogs sitting on the pads too. Haven't been lucky so far. Have a great week.
An English Girl Rambles

Luna Miranda said...

water lilies are invasive here, sometimes canals and rivers need to be dredged to get rid of water lilies. but their flowers are beautiful.

Evelyn said...

Lovely shots - love water lillies

toby said...

Wow, how pretty. There's nothing like that in my neighborhood :)

anjoe playhouse said...

Great shots ;-)
Yes, frogs do sit on lily pads!

see you there! said...

Water lilies are sort of magical looking to me. I can picture a frog on a lily pad - don't know I've ever seen one tho.

Darla

Arija said...

Virginal white and oh, so beautiful!

Judy said...

I love that first photo! The reflections of the petals in the water, and the glimpse of the stamens inside the petals!!

Francisca said...

These are divine, EG, and your capture of them exquisite. Funny, though, I never noticed water lilies (or lotus, as their called here) until I came to Asia, so I've always associated them with Asia... and Buddhism. Now they are among my very favorite flowers... which is almost a silly thing to say when I love all flowers.

lisaschaos said...

Lovely lilies! I can't seen water lilies without looking for frogs. :)

Rose said...

Waterlilies are just so beautiful! I don't remember seeing them till the last few years...

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