My Water Lily

© Letizia Morley 2017

In the spring I had discovered a tiny water lily plant hiding under a big mass of dead leaves in a dry pond in my yard. I transplanted it to a different pond and waited to see what would become of this.  From only 4 shriveled leaves, the plant grew exponentially and soon its deep red lily pads covered the surface of the pond. I wasn’t expecting much after that but one day I woke to find that there were three flower buds. Soon they opened into what you see here–glorious! I, as a geeky gardener, was literally jumping up and down when I saw the lilies. My son and daughter were also excited and each day we went out to see them, full of wonder. Alas, now the lilies have finished blooming but my photos of them are with me still .