"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Lily Pond...

A while ago Mr E and I were driving around the back tracks of Inkerman, North Queensland, when we were surprised to come across a beautiful lily pond 'in the middle of nowhere'.
The road had seen better days, and the surrounding landscape was dry and overgrown, yet there by the side of an ugly gravelly track was exquisite beauty...


If I'd blinked as we drove, or had my head down, it would have remained unseen; so small was this narrow water hole that on closer inspection appeared to wind its way on and on through the trees...


Our eyes were drawn to the lilies and I was grateful that we both had our cameras as I wasn't sure we'd find this place again. But what we discovered in this wilderness pond was beyond our wildest expectations...




 
 
 

An entire ecosystem right before our eyes...


 


 
 I learned a lesson that day.
Beauty is often hidden in the ordinary...

hugs

 

26 comments:

  1. How beautiful! Those lilies are gorgeous! God's creation is amazing!

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  2. Your homeland looks amazing. I truly appreciate your sharing it's vastness and beauty with us.
    xxx

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  3. How gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your something beautiful with us right in the middle of an ordinary day!

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  4. Your photography leaves me breathless. Who would have thought! Thank you for this look into our Lords wonderful work Megxx

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  5. Hi!!! Wow!!! That is beautiful and amazing!!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!!

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  6. So beautiful and enchanted :)
    Hugs x

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  7. Our pond lilies here in Ontario are floating on the water. They are white or yellow. Those pink ones are gorgeous. I can't help wondering if there are alligators around when you go off the beaten track!

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  8. Your photos are fantastic! My dh and I will be venturing out tomorrow with our cameras, but I don't think we'll find that kind of beauty this weekend.

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  9. So true Jenny, and we are all so blessed with you sharing, thank you, beautiful find and photos,
    Judithann :-)

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  10. What a nice surprise for you! I love your photos.

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  11. So gorgeous, Jenny! Simply breathtaking! God gave us so much beauty to enjoy and most of the time you can find it in ordinary places.
    Have a great weekend!

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  12. Great photos. Isn't nature wonderful!

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  13. These photos are magnificent. Are these actually lotus lillies? The seed pods look like them. Maybe water lillies have the same seed pod.

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  14. Jenny, Love your posts about you and your husbands outings. We did this a lot and some now but need to do more.

    Thank you,
    Patricia

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  15. I don't know, Helen, but I will see if I can find out. Thanks for tweaking my interest. :-)

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  16. Yes, they ARE lotus lilies!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6bkOXq_FJY
    Thank you, Helen!

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  17. Very cool! A little gift from mother nature, just for you :)

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  18. Thanks for sharing all this beauty. Not only did the Lord bless you, but you turned around and passed it on! Thank you.

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous photo's! What a find!

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  20. Stunning pics. Such an amazing peaceful place xx

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  21. Another gorgeous adventure into the countryside! Isn't it amazing how much beauty there is around us?!

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  22. What gorgeous scenery. Love these photos . The pictures are just amazing.

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  23. What gorgeous scenery. Love these photos . The pictures are just amazing.

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  24. Oh wow, what a great discovery. Thank you for sharing.

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  25. These are wonderful pictures!!!! And I love the red dragonfly, so beautiful!!

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