As I started getting more serious about taking photographs, I started geotagging them so I could both return to the site and remember where it was! This image is from somewhere on the North shore of Oahu. As I recall there’d been a rainstorm that morning, and the waters were turbulent and muddy. The flower perfectly captured that trip – life was turbulent, yet the time in Hawaii was completely relaxed and serene.
I admit it, I’m a sucker for lily ponds. I’m not sure if it’s because I really liked Kermit as a kid, or just the serenity of the scene (or maybe a bit of both). The Hilo zoo has an amazing pond, and it’s been in bloom every time I visit.
Now all I need is a frog singing ‘It’s not easy being green’!
This week’s Friday Photo is posted on the following Monday due to technical challenges (yep, even engineers sometimes fat finger the keyboard).
Several years ago we went to the Big island of Hawaii, and visited the Hilo Zoo. It’s a really cool facility, especially for a small town. Near the entrance there’s a lake, and the lilies were in full bloom. The day was so still that the water perfectly reflected the cascading flowers – all that’s missing is a big bullfrog on one of the pads.