Water Lilies

May 29, 2014 Nature

There are 30 water lily pads showing this morning.  Perhaps 12 plants.  Most so far, if not all, are returns from the plantings done late last summer.  They first showed about 1.5 weeks ago.

A young water lily, among other things ...

A young water lily, among other things …

To these, I added 45 new ones, to buttress those that came back from last year.  More pics …

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The back of the pond …

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Well … it’s the kitchen sink – thought we’d throw that in there … ouch!

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Some reflections

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A young batch of lilies - promising ...

A young batch of lilies – promising …

Such hard work.  I drive to Lowe’s.  Purchase.  Drive home.  Walk down to the pond.  Extract the plants from their packaging.  Toss them into the water.  Clean up packaging.  And wait.