The directions are: “IN A NEW POST CREATED SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PICTURE THAT MAKES YOU NOSTALGIC.”
I’ve been thinking about this for days. There is very little of my past that makes me look back wistfully. I’m much more interested in looking forward. My friend Lisa at Zeebra Designs thought I should go from that angle, but I’m having as hard a time taking pictures of the future as looking in the past.
But, there is one thing in my recent past that gave me a lot of pleasure – my water lily pond! I think there will be more ponds in my future but for now, I am taking this as a great excuse to share some of my old photos.
One morning after a rain I found the papyrus covered with water droplets shining in the rising sun.
My daughter worked at a plant store in Kansas, and rescued this plant from the trash after it didn’t sell. When we moved to FL it came down in one of the cars. I was thrilled when it flowered, and always thought of Amy bringing home with this exotic plant.
On an unrelated subject, I also had bees and they made life interesting in the spring. My neighbors got quite an education in bee management! They learned to call me if they spotted a swarm. I could call our beekeeping club to come collect them and donate them to a new beekeeper. Those bees made the best honey I’d ever tasted!
This canna had beautiful red and green leaves, as well as spectacular flowers.
I think this is my all time favorite photo.
These water hyacinths weren’t legal in FL because they are so invasive, but the flowers sure are beautiful. Anything that had to be thinned out went on the compost pile, not an open waterway!
I was out seeing patients one day and happened across a spectacular lotus pond in a park. I like this photo because of the little bee.
This is my favorite waterlilies, Texas Dawn. It’s yellow with a hint of pink in the lower petals.