Saturday, August 13, 2011

Pic Today 8/13/11













WATER LILIES IN BLOOM

Tropical water lilies are in full bloom
at Missouri Botanical Garden.

Water lily ponds have been a tradition at
St. Louis' famous botanical garden since the 1800s.
Today, modern lily reflection pools are a year round feature
in front of the Climatron tropical geodesic dome.
A wide variety of water lilies sport colorful blooms
from underneath the water throughout August.

A popular feature are the giant Victoria Amazon lily pads
which are the largest in the world, supporting hundreds of pounds.
Shown here is a female visitor standing on a pad,
supported by a Victoria lily (in an archive photo
at Missouri Botanical Garden, in the late 1800s.)



10 comments:

  1. Preciosa serie fotográfica llena de color y una fantástica luz y reflejos, buen trabajo Rick, recibe un fuerte abrazo

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  2. Oi Rick,
    Lovely pics of lovely flowers. I never did see a Victoria Amazon, I live so fair of Amazon.
    xoxo

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  3. !!!!QUE BONITOOOOOOO!!!


    GLUP! GLUP!...he tragado agua..jajjajaj

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  4. ♪°º✿
    ˛♫ Olá, amiga!
    Passei para uma visitinha...

    Linda série de fotos mas apaixonei-me pela primeira... explêndida!!!

    Bom fim de semana!
    Cheio de alegria e muita paz.
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil
    º°✿
    ✿♥ ° ·.
    ˛✿♪

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  5. You live in a dream, I love Missouri ...
    It is the beauty and craftsmanship of its people ...
    Rick're great!
    Kisses!

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  6. all are beautiful
    I love the first......as abstract art

    Susanne

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  7. I love the last vintage photo! so inspiring!
    xx Ilka

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  8. Unas fotos preciosas.
    Te dejo unos haikus de nenúfares:

    Agua calmada.
    Entre un nenúfar y otro
    un pez de rayas.

    Clarea el día.
    Las hojas del nenúfar
    siguen mojadas.


    En el estanque
    sobre el quieto nenúfar
    una libélula.


    Saludos.

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  9. Beautiful. They look like painting. xx

    =)

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