Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Bloomin' Tuesday!

We thought we would share these lily pads with you this week. While driving to my brothers softball game a few weeks ago I saw these lily pads on the side of the road but didn't stop because I was alone. I told Chris about them the other day when he brought me lunch and we went to take pictures of them.

They are on a pretty busy street, so we had to find a pull off. People probably thought we had lost our minds taking pictures on the side of the road. But look how pretty they are.

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The centers of the flowers are amazing.

We had a couple of visitors while we were taking the pictures. Here is one we got a picture of. We heard lots of toads jumping into the water when we got too close.

Check out the pink lily pads we took picture of HERE.

Make sure you visit MsGreenThumbJean to see the rest of this weeks "Bloomin' Tuesday" posts.


11 comments:

Suzanne said...

Wow! These are so pretty. I love the delicate flower -- it's just beautiful! This is something you just don't see in Colorado! Love the picture of the little lily pad hitchhicker too!

Perennial Gardener said...

What a great picture of the water lillies and the dragonfly. Happy Bloomin' Tuesday, thanks for sharing your blooms.

beckie said...

Laurie, how wonderful to find a hidden 'garden'. If people thought you were nuts-too bad for they have missed a beautiful sight. And of course that dragonfly is just precious! Just goes to show if we keep our eyes open there is beauty all around!

Sugarplum Cottage said...

These are the best so far today. The Lily Pad is trully an amazing plant. I would really like the pink ones in my little pond. Great photo of the dragon fly. Hugs, Rose

Aiyana said...

Great photos. It's interesting that there were just at the side of the road. For some reason, I thought lilly pads took meticulous care. Obviously they'll grow just fine by themselves!
Aiyana

Jean said...

The water lilies are gorgeous! Too bad you don't see them up close ofter. Great dragonfly shot! You are getting quite a collection of them. Mom

Deborah said...

Great pictures!

Me said...

Great dragonfly!!

Ann said...

You took some great photos! So close. You didn't fall in did you?
Happy Bloomin Tuesday! And YES I am still smiling!

Deb said...

LOVE the dragonfly picture! How very appropriate for your blog! I have some dragonfly earrings, and every time I wear them I get tons of compliments! The lilypad pictures are beautiful, too! Thank you for stopping by to comment on my Bloomin' Tuesday.

Dee said...

I love the lily pad pictures- and the dragon fly one is really nice- excellent picture!