Maryland Blogger: Water Lily, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA IMG 5880

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

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Comment balloon 20 commentsRoy Kelley • January 29 2016 12:14PM

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Beautiful eye candy from nature...and so artfully captured...thank you !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 3 years ago

Good morning Roy. Since I have no skills growing things I will rely on your photographs! Enjoy your day! 

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 3 years ago

Water Lilies floating on the top of a pond is so tranquil to admire..

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) over 3 years ago

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 3 years ago

I love water lilies. Thank you for the photo and the post.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 3 years ago

Good morning Roy. This is such a lovely description and photo. Thank you for sharing.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 3 years ago

Wow, such a great photo and the bloom is so full of life!  Thanks for sharing this with us my friend!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) over 3 years ago

What a pretty flower. My flowers are peaking through the ground which is not good if winter makes its return. Have a good Tuesday

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) over 3 years ago

Roy, stunning photo of this lily, and how did you get the back background?

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 3 years ago

Joan Cox 

I think they use some kind of dye to make the water dark in the lily ponds.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 3 years ago

Hi Roy:

It is indeed beautiful. The purity of the white petals; the vibrant yellows; and the green stem. They all make up this beautiful flower.

Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Maria Gilda Racelis, Home Ownership is w/in Reach. We Make it Happen! (Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington) over 3 years ago

Roy...that is a really beautiful photo. This is a great time of year to see it :)

Posted by Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes (Waves Realty) over 3 years ago

Good Tuesday morning Dolores and Roy.  You have a great photo of a beautiful water lily.  Our backyard pond lilies will soon be coming to life and showing off their colors.  

Posted by John McCormack, CRS, Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me! (Albuquerque Homes Realty) over 3 years ago

Roy,

I love these beauties and your photo is delightful.  Happy Tuesday, A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 3 years ago

PEACE IN ALL ITS GLORY!!!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 3 years ago

Thanks, again, for your comments and for your continued support.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 3 years ago

Love the photo and your friend's history of it, but WHY would monks and nuns need to create an aphrodisiac?? Boggles the mind a bit. 

Posted by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905 (John L Scott Market Center) over 3 years ago

Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 

Dolores made the same comment when she read these notes. Perceptions sometimes differ from reality.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 3 years ago

Good Thursday evening. Dolores and I just returned from a day trip to Longwood Gardens. Beautiful weather!

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 2 years ago

It is sometimes a good practice to revisit old blogs and reblogs. We might even find some good ideas for current posts.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 7 months ago

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