Birds and summer flowers

July 18, 2022  •  1 Comment

Closed LotusClosed LotusA lotus flower close to opening.

Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens (National Park Service) is one of my favorite places here in Washington, D.C. It's a wonderful bit of nature tucked away in the outskirts of the city. I try to visit every summer to see the flowers and wildlife and I'm never disappointed. Here are several photos from my recent visit.

Lotus flowersLotus flowersNumerous lotus flowers.

Open LotusOpen LotusA lotus flower that is fully open.

The lotus flowers bloom every June and July and they are gorgeous. If you're lucky, you will also see some wildlife. Here are a couple of a blue heron and one of a green heron:

The WatcherThe WatcherA blue heron carefully watching for prey.

Blue Heron in Flight 1Blue Heron in Flight 1A blue heron takes flight above a pond full of waterlilies.

Green Heron WatchingGreen Heron WatchingA green heron patiently watches for prey.

The water lilies can also be quite beautiful.

Pink Water LillyPink Water LillyA pink water lilly.

White Water LillyWhite Water LillyA while water lilly.

 


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Sandra Baggaley(non-registered)
So gorgeous!
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