Over 100 lily pads visible this morning, and a second flower.

Gets better looking every day.  Almost every hour.  Water lilies are the bees knees.  I can see why artists so want to capture them.

I swear the fish like them too.  We’ll see.

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The Pond – Again

About 90 lily pads today.   Eye candy.

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Water Lily – the first Blossom

Our first water lily blossom ever.  And about 68 lily pads counted this am.

 

First water lily blossom in our pond.

First water lily blossom in our pond.

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Another Lily Pad Count

59 water lily  pads counted this morning, plus one bud, which for two days now has been half poking out of the water.

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Saw under water on the west side of the pond, shoots from new plants, a few inches under the water’s surface.

And saw small bluegills cruising through the sandy spots, about 3″,  just above the bottom.

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The Lilies This Morning

43 water lily pads visible this morning. 44 this evening.  Last night, when visibility was better, I could see lots of newly planted lilies under the water – making their way toward the surface. Soon.

In another week, when it looks as if all of the lilies planted this year have shown themselves – I’ll make a final 2014 purchase, planting them where there aren’t any.

Also, last night in the early evening, there were 3-4 small schools of fish, in the shallows, working through the lily pads, just a few inches over the bottom. Caught in the last of the sunlight.  Beautiful.

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