One of the cooler features at the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers is a lily pond inside the building. If it’s not to crowded, you can walk right up to it and enjoy the view. Considering how many tourists see it every day, it’s amazing how clean and serene it is. Larger version viewable here.
Nothing like a Sunday stroll…on a flower stalk. Large version available here.
This week’s challenge is all about stuff being enveloped. It reminded me of the bees currently visiting my front yard; they buzz amongst the flowers, digging deep for the pollen within. It’s easy to imagine the little critters being wrapped up in the petals of a huge flower. Large version available here.
Large version available here. Came across this during my morning walk. Hopefully she liked the shower…
Also known as the Melianthus major. I saw this strange but beautiful plant in a neighbor’s yard!