Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Alphabe-Thursday

W is for Water Lily

I started taking pictures of the Water Lily we have growing in our front pond earlier this spring.  I wanted to be able to show you how it goes from almost nothing to something really beautiful.  And of course the very first picture I took I was thinking W for Alphabe-Thursday.   We have had a lot of storms this past couple of weeks so the newest picture I took today does not have any open flowers, just a couple of blooms.  But I did take pictures a couple of weeks ago with blooms.  The first picture was taken sometime in May and the last two I took this afternoon.

Thanks for coming by for a visit!  You should check out the other participants over at Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday meme.  There is always something new to learn, some great stories and wonderful pictures. 
Jenny Matlock

I hope you are all having a great week.  Blessings to you!

31 comments:

Debbie said...

I love water lillies...you have an abundance of them...beautiful!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love water lilies! Such wonderful photos! Thanks for taking these!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Your water lilies does just like ours and grow up and form mountains. I am glad to see ours isn't the only one that does that. I wish they would spread out flatter instead of higher.

Christy said...

i just love water lilies...they are just so perfect. your photos show off their beauty both in flower and out.

Tracy said...

Waterlillies are amazing the way they appear as if by magic from the murkey mystery below the surface and spring forth with flowers that look delicate but are quite robust
Thank you

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What beautiful plants! I love the ones with blooms.

Theresa said...

Beautiful! Looks like it's thriving in it's location!

Carol said...

Beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing! I love watching my gardens grow too....I take waayyy too many pictures of the flowers! lol

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Beautiful - I would love to grow a waterlilly.

About Me... said...

I can't imagine having water lilies! What a serene setting. Your scottie puppy is adorable! shery

Tina said...

It's fun to watch a "time-lapse" like that! Great idea for W. I'd love sit by your pond and vegg out. It looks like a wonderful place.

Jenny said...

Water lilies!

How clever are you?

What a fantastic stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter "W".

Your picture are so perfect I could smell that slightly murky scent of the water and the green freshness of those thick, vital leaves.

Thank you for linking.

This was a wonderful post!

A+

Riet said...

Beautiful Waterlilies. I love them great W word

B said...

That's really neat to see it all unfold that way! How beautiful are those flowers. :)

Great idea to capture the progress of this. Thanks for sharing it!

laterg8r said...

love the progression and the flowers :D

Holly said...

Hi Brenda!!
I only have pond weed in my pond and it doesn't have a pretty bloom like yours does!! Hopefully our "special" fish will be eating it away this year!!

Your garden is so pretty...this year and 2008!! Are those all tomatoe plants in that picture??? What all do you grow? How do you stake your beans, cukes, tomatoes, etc.? Any special tricks????
My garden is FINALLY starting to come along. It's just been so cold here. I've had to replant some things and will have to replant some more soon. The strawberries are plentiful and hopefully with the sun these past few days, they will sweeten up!! Raspberries are on too, but just starting!
Thanks for always stopping by my blog!!
Holly

Sue said...

Those are absolutely gorgeous!

=)

GardenofDaisies said...

What beautiful peaceful pictures. The lilypads, not a ripple on the water... lovely.

Jo said...

oh how beautiful! so very Monet!

The Muse said...

Happiest of W days :)
WOW, those are so lush and green...funny how we can never really 100% recreate nature.
She is an artist, and how lucky we are that you shared her rendition of Water Lillies!

Viki said...

The water lily is beautiful. It's so weird that they would grow in water without any dirt, ha. It just amazes me. Great W post.

PERMANENT POSIES said...

Oh, my. I keep finding all these bloggers with great photos and I want to paint everyone of them. Your water lilies are beautiful. By the way, you mentioned climbing trees in the apple orchard on my blog....I live on a pecan orchard. Orchards are so wonderous, aren't they?

mrs. c said...

Those are wonderful! I especially like the 2 photos of the water lily blooms! our photos are getting better and better!

Jingle said...

love the water lily...

Christy said...

How beautiful they are in bloom. thanks for sharing!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Beautiful water lilies...and so many of them! It is fun to imagine being itty bitty and "sitting" on one of the lily pads :o)

Blessings & Aloha!

Cheryl said...

This was fabulous. To see the entire process is magical.

paige said...

These are one of my favorites! Lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Also, thanks for visiting me, too!

Melinda Cornish said...

I love the waxy green leaves...the flowers are just a bonus....

Debra@Common Ground said...

This is really gorgeous, and to think it's on your property. I imagine your pond is full of "life". I'd love to come and sit for a while.
xo,
Debra

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

These photos are beautiful!!!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Anne