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Water Lily, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA IMG 5880

Water Lily, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA IMG 5880

 

I love to photograph the water lilies at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA. This photograph was taken on September 11th which was close to end of the season for these plants. If you have a pond on your property, you may wish to test your skills for growing water lilies.

 

Subhash Sharma  This wonderfully bright looking European white water lily also known as white lotus, white water rose or white nenuphar comes from the family Nymphaeaceae. It contains the active alkaloids nupharine and nymphaeine, and is a sedative and an aphrodisiac depending on its source and how it is used. Although roots and stalks are used in traditional herbal medicine along with the flower, the petals and other flower parts are the most potent. Alcohol can be used to extract the active alkaloids, and it also boosts the sedative effects. The root of the plant was used by monks and nuns for hundreds of years as an aphrodisiac, being crushed and mixed with wine. The Latin family name Nymphaeaceae and genre Nymphaea recalls the Nymphs of ancient Greek and Roman mythology who inhabited waterways, wells and springs.

Mr. Sharma is a Facebook friend from India. He now lives in Ireland and frequently comments on my photographs as I post them on Facebook. Please follow my Facebook timeline if you wish to see my photographs before they appear in blogs and in Facebook groups.

 

Water Lily, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 5880 Canon PowerShot G11 Camera, f/4.5, 1/1250 sec., ISO-125, 30 mm, No Flash  Photograph by Roy Kelley  Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Water Lily, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 5880
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera, f/4.5, 1/1250 sec., ISO-125, 30 mm, No Flash 
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy Kelley and Associates

 

Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

Send an email message if you need my phone numbers. I will be happy to recommend a real estate professional if you are moving to the area.

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