Water lily

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid.

Psalms 27 : 1

Only one small plant, originally a few roots with a couple of leaves and in time it has filled our small pond (they can grow from 3 to 12 feet wide and 6 inches high) with more than enough protection for the small fish underneath and a resting place for dragonflies on top. Only the Heron knows how tangled everything is under those floating lily pads. The water lily helps to keep the water clear by absorbing the nutrients from the water that would normally feed undesirable green plants. To the left of the flower you can see some of this unwanted plant material , where there is shade from the pad the algae doesn’t grow.

“It took me time to understand my water lilies.  I had planted them for the pleasure of it; I grew them without ever thinking of painting them.
Claude Monet
Her shadow on the leaves,
  her petals neat, strong and clean.
Her centre like the sun .
She is all tinged with the faintest of gentle pink.
“Where Cezanne captured and intensified shards of the eternal (every pear far more sharply defined than it could be in life) , Monet portrayed the changeability and the flux of every moment. ‘ The Water Lilies’  give you a jittery, amorphous sense of a world seen at the speed of light.” Jerry Saltz

(press on Cezanne here if you want to see his paintings)
The water lily from our garden  and then press on The water lilies” by  Monet if you want to enjoy their colours.

I hope you enjoyed this post.


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