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:

Robin in New Jersey said...

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

KimM said...

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

Susan Lester said...

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

Meg .b said...

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

carla said...

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

cucki said...

So beautiful and enchanted :)
Hugs x

Fiona Ransley said...

It sure is xx

Victoria said...

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!

sunny said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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

Cindy said...

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

Joyce Carter said...

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!

Baa. xxx said...

Great photos. Isn't nature wonderful!

HelenS said...

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

Patricia said...

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

Jenny of Elefantz said...

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

Jenny of Elefantz said...

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

Nita said...

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

desertskyquilts said...

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

Leanne said...

Absolutely gorgeous photo's! What a find!

Gina said...

Stunning pics. Such an amazing peaceful place xx

Thoeria said...

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

Tammy said...

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

Tammy said...

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

Christina said...

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

Stitches said...

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