We had the greatest time weekend before last at our favorite mountain lake. So many things were blooming - pink rhododendron, pale mountain laurel, and (to our delight) loads of water lilies. Photography has been a great excuse to get to know these blossoms up-close. It's silly, but sometimes I feel like I'm invading their privacy.
Here's a photo of the water lilies on the same lake in 1947. You can also spot lily pads in the background of this 1950s photo.