The lily pad photos are for Mellow Yellow Monday. For more "yellow" photos, visit this fun meme at their site.
These aqua lily plants grow in abundance near the mountains and lakes in SoCal. There's just bound to be a frog on the lily pad somewhere. For more blue photos, visit Sally's meme at Blue Monday
|Frog and Toad visiting nearby.|
As summer nearly comes to an end here, we've decided to re-do our homemade fountain and pond. I guess we really didn't know what we were doing. Perhaps we'll just drain it and fill the area with succulents.
|A great summer show of the lily pad. (11 of them)|
There's just something about hearing and seeing the flow of water; so soothing. The white items inside the fountain are floating candles.
|My Summer Water Lily|
Lily pad wikipedia says, "Nymphaeaceae // is a family of flowering plants. Members of this family are commonly called water lilies and live in freshwater areas in temperate and tropical climates around the world. The family contains eight genera. There are about 70 species of water lilies around the world."
|Board book, picture book, and hardcover books about Lily.|
|Eight lily pads in my fountain.|
There are oodles of children's reading books regarding Miss Lily.
Here are just a few for Book Sharing Monday.
Lily + the Imaginary Zoo
Sweetheart Fairies: Lily's Twinkly Bedtime
Begin Smart Lily's Potty
Miss Lily's Fabulous Pink Feather Boa
As I was watching the last day of the Olympics with the rest of the world, I was so impressed with all the ladies participating in Rhythmic Gymnastics. They reminded me of the 'lily in motion.'
|Rhythmic gymnastics is a sport that combines elements of ballet, gymnastics, dance, and apparatus manipulation.|
|Bulgaria in action during the performance.|
|Balarus perform in the Rhythmic Gymnastics Finals|
“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis