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Friday, August 7, 2020

At last....

I had been wanting to go up to the Heron Park for several months.  For a long time all parks in Illinois was closed.  Then with the heat I was avoiding getting Roger out in it.

But this week has been a week of lovely temps and lovely breezes so we drove up there a couple days ago.  I was so glad to see all the Lotus still blooming.  

The bad side of all these, they are so tall and so many, I did not see one Great Blue Heron nor any of the swans or egrets we normally see up there.

22 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

For me, this is even better than the Heron. We have a lot of them around here, but NO Lotus.

CheerfulMonk said...

Beautiful flowers! But I'm sorry you didn't get to see any birds.

Bill said...

I'm surprised by how many different lotus and water lily plants I see... Nice shots.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh, I am sure the birds were there, enjoying the beautiful camo! YAM xx

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Wow! That's quite a show of flowers. This year has been particularly difficult to get out and about as one would wish.

ushasurya said...

a gorgeous sight of the teeming pads and lot
I love this :)
Have a safe weekend Rose :)
Deviuses and lovely capture of the closeup images too! Fabulous !!

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Beautiful views of Heron park. The flowers are lovely.
Enjoy your day!

Ann said...

Too bad about not seeing any great blue heron but the lotus blossoms are beautiful

Martha@SeasideSimplicity said...

All so gorgeous!

Nancy Chan said...

Beautiful lotus flowers. The lotus flowers we have here are the pink ones.

Ruthie said...

How beautiful these look. They certainly are healthy this year.

Susan Zarzycki said...

Aren't you fortunate to have such beauty a car ride away!I love the lotus flower photo!💖

Kodak said...

We don't have these lovely lotus plants, just water lilies. Glad you had some nice temps and got to go out. We are trying to get away to the mountains and cooler temps starting tomorrow, so I will not be able to comment for a few days.

Sandra said...

I know that you missed seeing the herons in the bird but to me seeing all these gorgeous water lilies and plants are amazing to me because I've never seen anything like it. I can walk out my door and see those birds you were looking for but we don't have anything like this. Simply gorgeous

don said...

The blossoms were looking very good. Too bad your normal birds were missing.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Your pictures are beautiful .

happyone said...

Wow so many and look so pretty. Will the plants be thinned out?

harry said...

they are thick and tall - most of the lilies around here have flat pads that float on the water with blooms skimming just above the surface.

Michael Rawluk said...

They are so beautiful.

ElaineH said...

Wow! That is a huge pond of filled with lotus plants. A fabulous image! This is really lovely!

Small City Scenes said...

So pretty
MB

Lowcarb team member said...

It certainly has not been easy to get out and about this year has it.
I'm so pleased you were recently able to, I enjoyed seeing these photographs.

All the best Jan

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