Saturday, August 17, 2013

Waterlilies

We took Willy the dog for a walk around the Cranbrook grounds yesterday, as he often gets bored of his regular routes around the neighborhood. The ponds were low and full of algae despite the relatively wet summer but in one corner a beautiful waterlily was still blooming amidst the sludgy mess.

Sitting pink and pretty

Considering the sheer number of small lakes and ponds around here, I actually wonder why waterlilies are not more popular. Some nearby bodies of water have awesome stands of the native white waterlily, but one rarely sees colorful ornamental cultivars of Nymphaea like this one outside the nurseries.

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