The Long Walk to the Water Lily Pond

Wooded roads are always inviting. So when I made the decision to take the road instead of the marked trail, we ended  up on this service road.

There were bonuses along the way like mushrooms and lichen.

Nearing the end of the road, we heard a loud flutter above and spotted what seemed to be an oriole. That is when we looked down to see this lovely lily pond. Water lilies are beneficial to ponds: they keep the water temperature down; prevent algae growth; and protect fish from overhead predators. Since they can bloom anywhere from May to September, I’ll have to revisit another time.

© Teresita Abad Doebley. All rights reserved 2009-2011.

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20 thoughts on “The Long Walk to the Water Lily Pond

  1. love your method of taking the service road instead. Bet you find interesting homesteads or some such things. Always good to take the route less travelled, as in the case when hiking, service road is less travelled by hikers. 🙂

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