Sunday, August 15, 2010

Nympheas





No matter how many years pass, I can never get over how beautiful the water lilies look at this time of year. Because I am a local, I tend to take the Chicago Botanic Garden a bit for granted and hardly ever remember to bring my camera with me when I visit. I took it with me for the kite festival last weekend and actually remembered to snap photos of a few of my favorites from the garden as well.

Here's a little visual inspiration for you - aren't they stunning? It makes me want to run out and create water-themed pieces.










8 comments:

Andrew Thornton said...

You should make a water-lily charm!

Melissa J. Lee said...

Ooh, good idea! Thanks, Andrew!

jamberry_song said...

Oh, gosh. They're gorgeous... Water lilies always remind me of Monet and the PreRaphaelites. The colors can just make a person melt. You're right, they make me want to run out and make some water-themed artwork! Thanks so much for sharing these inspiring shots. :)

Melissa J. Lee said...

They're almost too beautiful to be real, don't you think?

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

wow, those are pretty!

Lynette said...

Beauty out of the mud, Thanks for sharing.

TesoriTrovati said...

I can see why Claude was so smitten with them in his own manmade garden in his home. There was a train trestle nearby and the leaves and flowers that were carefully placed in his water gardens would get covered in soot. Did you know that he would have workers up at the crack of dawn every morning in row boats cleaning off the soot from the water lily leaves in his pond? He wanted them just so when the right light hit them.

Thanks for sharing this inspiration. Enjoy the day!
Erin

Melissa J. Lee said...

I had no idea Erin - fascinating stuff!