The waterlilies in my pond are blooming. While they are not as exquisite or as colorful as some of the domesticated waterlilies, I look forward to seeing them bloom every year. Down, under the water in the muck they grow from a long tuber that looks like the arm of an octopus. Years ago when I first built the pond, I saw some of the tubers floating on Horseshoe Lake and brought them home and stuck them in the mud of my pond.
In 2007 I did a painting of waterlily which can be seen at: