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Flower Portrait: Water Lily

Water lilies in a billabong, Australia

Water lilies in a billabong, Australia

From the ridiculous to the sublime: last week I showed you Hairy Balls Milkweed, now I have water lilies. With their grace and delicacy, these are captivating flowers. Although many of the leaves float, the plants themselves are rooted in the ground, so they are generally found in shallow ponds or along the edges of slow-moving rivers.

Water lilies belong to the plant family of Nymphaea, the various species of which can be found around the world. Here are some I’ve spotted.

Water lily pond, Goa

Water lily pond on a misty morning, Goa

Water lily pond, Australia

Water lily pond, Australia

Water lilies, Yangshuo, China

Water lilies, Yangshuo, China

 One of Monet's Water Lily panels hanging in the Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris

One of Monet’s Water Lily panels hanging in the Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris

September’s Garden Challenge theme is Flower Portraits.


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