Tuesday, August 6, 2013

WW: Purple Tropical Water Lily Flower in Rain

Purple Waterlily Photo

"I'm tired, it's raining, and I am not a waterlily."
- Russell Page

It was raining and I did get tired by the end of my last Longwood Gardens trip, but seeing the waterlilies in bloom was worth it! This day-flowering Nymphaea water lily was strangely named "Director George T. Moore" so I researched it when I got home. The pretty purple tropical flower was produced by hybridizer George Pring in 1941 and named after the director of the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, Missouri at the time.

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25 comments :

  1. It's beautiful and colourful

    Have a lilytastic week

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  2. Awesome shot Kristin! That lily has such a beautiful colour. Thanks for hosting.

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  3. Great photo! but I feel more like the quote that the beauty of the flower. where is summer sun & warmth?
    Faythe @ GrammyMouseTails

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  4. Oh that flower is the perfect shade of lavender! BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks for being here again this week. (hug)

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  5. It looks so pretty floating there!

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  6. Lovely flower.
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  7. thanks for the little bit of trivia. it's a beautiful flower!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  8. Love the movement in the water. Did you get soaked?

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  9. Much much lovelier than its name :)

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  10. Gorgeous shot! I think the overcast skies and grey reflections make the purple stand out!

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  11. Oh...this is SO pretty! I would love to take a picture like this. :) Happy WW!

    Black-Eyed Susans

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  12. absolutely gorgeous! and I LOVE the colour!!

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  13. I love it!! The colors are beautiful.

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  14. such a pretty flower!
    I love that quote!

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  15. SO beautiful! I absolutely love it. I'll have to share this with Little Chika tomorrow! She'll love it so much.

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  16. So pretty. That light purple is such a gorgeous color.


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  17. I love that bit of yellow orange in the center! Longwood Gardens is such a treasure.

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  18. That's gorgeous!

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  19. So pretty! Great photo.
    ~Kim
    www.2justByou.com

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  20. Beautiful! Great job capturing the water.

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  21. Stunning capture, Kristin!! And such a pretty colour too!

    Happy WW, sweetie!

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  22. I can't convey, in words, how lovely your photographs are and how much I anticipate your posts! Thank you for being one of the brightest spots of my day!

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