Thursday, July 24, 2014

An Aquatic Garden

Rapaciously we gathered flowery spoils
From land and water; lilies of each hue,—
Golden and white, that float upon the waves,
And court the wind.

photo by Prabhu B Doss

Vesiroos - Waterlily
photo by Kristjan Klementi

Nelumbo nucifera (lotus flower) and Sagittaria trifolia
by Giuseppe Castiglione
from Xian'e Changchun Album

Tropical Pond, Meise, Belgium
photo by Drriss & Marrionn

photo by Allen Hsu

Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) preening in a Nelumbo nucifera (Indian Lotus) pond
photo by J.M.Garg

Yellow Water Lily and Reflection
photo by Barbara Samuel

Lotus Flower Breaking the Surface
by Yun Shouping

Keep Your Head above the Water
photo by Kasia

Monet-inspired water lily painting lesson


HWY said...

I have a great fondness for waterlilies. There's a gentleness about them somehow.

Especially liked Nelumbo nucifera (lotus flower) and Sagittaria trifolia and Lotus.

Retta said...

These are so beautiful and peaceful. I especially like the ones with reflections in the water.

And congratulations on the cutemeister, Lucy!

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

So beautiful!