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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Amazing Water Lilies and Lily Pads at the Italian Water Gardens at Biltmore 8/3/14

Hope you enjoy seeing all of the water lilies and lily pads today.
For my Birthday Trip this year,  George and I went to Blowing Rock,  North Carolina for a few days.  SO--on the day we traveled there,  we of course had to stop at Biltmore House and Gardens in Asheville,  North Carolina,  to see what was blooming in August...

SO--guess where we went first???  We had to check out the Italian Water Gardens --which are fantastic this time of year...  This year may have been the prettiest we have ever seen it... WOW!!!

Today I'll show you photos I took of the water lilies and lily pads.   I couldn't believe all of the amazing colors of the lily pads!!!!!  Hope you enjoy the pictures.  Be sure and click on them for enlargements. 


Lots of water lilies and beautiful lily pads!



I love the peachy/pink colors of this one.



I love the reflections in this one.



Don't know what these are --but they are so pretty!



More reflections



You can tell how much I love reflections.  But you can tell how much I love all of the different lily pads also.



This little beauty and the one below were mostly bloomed out when we were there,  but we managed to get a few photos.



Beautiful colors


So gorgeous and so much to see!!




See the BEE???



In love with PINK!!!


Look carefully at the reflections in this one... What do you see?????  It's a reflection of the Biltmore House nearby... Neat, huh?



Oh those amazing lily pads --and their colors!!!!!



The lighting on this one was pretty,  don't you think?



More reflections!



Little yellow flowers and their reflections



More gorgeous colors of the lily pads!


This last photo is NOT mine.  It is one which popped up on Facebook this past week...  I loved it --and since it was a Water Lily,  I decided to include it today... The quote says it all --don't you think?!!!

Have a wonderful remainder of the week.

Hugs,