While T. and I were at the Bot Garden on Saturday, I also (like you had any doubts) took flower photos (and other stuff, duh!). I’m guessing there are quite an assortment, botanically speaking, of plants I’d term “water lilies,” and this is one. Heck, maybe it’s a weird papyrus or something, one of the other floral inhabitants of the reflecting pool…. I hope the file-size management strategies I’ve employed with Photoshop haven’t totally obscured the fine contrasting-colored veins and other luxe features of this gorgeous bloom….
* Hey, where’s my hand lens (better than bifocals…) for examining these botanical subtleties.