Monday, July 19, 2010

water flowers



The pond at Van Dusen Botanical Garden is wall to wall lilly pads... it almost feels like you can walk across them (but, please don't try). We didn't spot any frogs on our stroll across the wooden bridge, but did spot some gorgeous blooms hidden amongst the green pads. I almost thought they were fake (they aren't). Hope everyone is having a Happy Monday!

26 comments:

Sarah Knight said...

That looks lovely! It's always fun to get close to nature, isn't it?
There's a place that my parents used to drag me & my sister to in the summers, and I went up there for the first time in ages recently. It's basically a dirt road with a lake on both sides in the middle of a farm. Anyway, there were a fair amount of lilypads, some little fishes swimming by the road, some swans, and a pair of herons (and, of course, cows) and lots of song birds. It was a really neat trip.
: )

Stacey said...

Happy Monday indeed. Thank you for the beautiful images, I can just hear all the frogs ribbiting beneath the greenery. :)

Christie Cottage said...

Beautiful!!!

DK said...

We used to have those all over the lake in the summer. I tried to bring them back to the cabin but most of em had little tiny black bugs all over the petals and my mother would get angry lol. Gorgeous flowers.

Cristina said...

I love them! I love this kind of flowers

xxx

PonderandStitch said...

I love lily pads! SOOOOO pretty... I just went to the Chicago Botanic Garden this weekend and posted similar pics on my blog. I can't wait to go back- everything is just so gorgeous and makes everything back home look so blahhhh!

maureencracknell said...

As always, yours photos are gorgeous!

Additionsstyle said...

What a wonderful place to walk. The flowers are beautiful and the lilly pads are so green. It looks like it was a great day.

KristiMcMurry said...

Lovely! It definitely brightened my day <3

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

that's a whole lotta lilypads! those flowers almost look too perfect to be real.

John Toft Basketry said...

We loved the gardens when we visited Vancouver last year

Stephanie said...

I was just there last week.. what a stunning place!

californiablue said...

I love lily pads! What a gorgeous green, and so many of them :) Thanks for sharing....

californiablue said...

What wonderful lily pads! I love the lush green, and I've never seen so many together. Lovely!

Victoria said...

I've had that same thought about water lilies too... especially when you see the bright yellow part in the middle, they look like plastic! Hope you are enjoying the great weather. :)

Diana said...

How pretty! I really need to learn to take advantage of all the gorgeous spots in Vancouver the way you do! Very inspiring.

My Life Under the Bus said...

Beautiful !!! I bet there's frogs in there somewhere : )

MerCurios said...

those pictures are lovely. I can imagine how soothing it must be to stroll around that pond.

Holly Embry said...

I have a thing for water lilies. They stand out among the most beautiful of flowers.

our little love nest said...

I love it!! We are going to plant some water flowers in a metal farm feeder on our back deck.

Almost Precious said...

Lovely photo to cool down the heat of this summer. Reminds me of paintings by Vincent van Gogh, very soft and tranquil.

anonymous said...

These are stunning! You really don't see anything like this in Phoenix, Arizona :)

KyungBivo中如 said...

the best as always thanks............................................................

Kelley said...

This is wonderful. I've always loved water lilies. They seem kind of magical, growing in the water like they do. :)

The Stapelia Company said...

I love water plants. Have you ever seen the old Victorian black and white pictures of women dressed to the nines, all standing on huge lily pads with parasols etc? It's neat. :)

Gallery32 said...

These are lovely images! Hope you are enjoying your little wee one! Thanks for sharing!