Friday, June 10, 2011

Water Lilies for Pink Saturday


The Brooklyn Botanic Garden was beautiful on my last visit. The Lily Pond Terrace located in the garden has nearly 100 varieties of  water-lilies, lotuses, and other aquatic plants in a stunning summer display.


The Lily Pool Terrace began in 1919, shortly after the original conservatories were completed, and was finished in 1921. Hardy water-lilies are planted in large tubs set directly on the floor of the pools, while the tropicals and lotuses are raised above the pool floor to take advantage of the warmth from the pool's natural solar heat. The Lilies and lotuses were just beginning to bloom and by summer end the entire pond will be almost full of leaves and flowers.

Each and every one is an exquisite masterpiece!


Of course the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is also exploding with beautiful roses at this time of the year.


Click here to see my post about the Cranford Rose Garden contained within the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.  It's a wonderful time of the year to visit the garden to enjoy the color pink!

Thank you Beverly for another Pink Saturday event on your blog How Sweet The Sound!  It's always a treat to see the beautiful pinks all the participating blogs find each week so please visit Beverly to see all the links.

Please CLICK HERE to go to my review blog to see where I'll be going on a shopping spree to buy items for my bride-to-be daughter and also information on how you can enter for a chance to win a $25 gift card to HomeGoods through Blogher Prizes and Promotions contest ending June 30, 2011.





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40 comments:

La Petite Gallery said...

Sorry I didn't get to go there.
I tried to comment on prize, but it doesnt take google. I don't want
to join anymore Facebook etc.
Just saw Bridesmaids. Could have been a good movie, they spoiled it with the foul, filthy mouthed
language, I walked out. Can't pay money to be insulted. I went there to get cheered up. Lost my Dog. yvonne

Old Kitty said...

Perfect pictures of pretty pinkness!!

Wow!!! Take care, Pat!! x

Trotter said...

Hi Pat! With the long weekend here in Lisbon (four days off...), I finally manage to stroll around Blogosphere...
It looks awesome!!

Blogtrotter Two is visiting some beautiful villages... Enjoy and have a splendid weekend!!

podso said...

Such beautiful photos! There is beauty everywhere--we just have to have eyes (and cameras at times!) to see and appreciate. Have a good weekend!

Gracie said...

A really beautiful place, for walking or relaxing. Beautiful phos as always.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Your water lilies are beautiful Pat. Now that's a lot of pink.
Happy pink Saturday.
Sam

Vee said...

Oh they are so lovely! You have become the mosaic master where flowers are concerned. Nothing like pink to cheer one.

Tracy said...

WOW...all this pink makes my toes tingle... those lilies are DAZZLING! I love water lilies, something we don't see a lot of here. ;o) Happy Weekend, Pat ((HUGS))

ARLENE said...

How beautiful! I must figure out a way to make a silk ribbon water lily. They'd be great embellishments for my crazy quilts.

Jo said...

WOWSER!...Pat I want to visit here sooooo bad!! If I head that way will you be my tour guide,teehehe!
I did not know there was such beauty in Brooklyn,you always amaze with these fantastic photo's.
Have a great weekend, keep smiling and have ton's of fun.
~JO
LazyonLoblolly

GrandmaK said...

Aren't waterlilies just the most delicate flowers? Lovely! Cathy

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Yvonne

I am so sorry to read that your dog passed away! I feel so sad fro you that you lost your good friend.

To enter the HomeGoods gift card contest you have to register of Blogher -- it's free, easy and quick to do and will enable you to join in discussions on their web site and enter future contests that they offer.

I have not seen the movie "Bridesmaids" as yet. I am not a fan of bad language either. Guess I won't be seeing it!

Kris said...

What a beautiful place!! And congratulations to your daughter!!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Lovely blooms...beautiful gardens.

I always admire floating flowers...so exotic!

Barbara F. said...

I am so glad you show everyone all the beauty that is in our 'asphalt jungle'! I haven't been there in years, but these photos make me want to drive in for a visit.

Re the movie "Bridesmaids", a friend of mine saw it and said there is a scene where they all get food poisoning and all need to use the bathroom at the same time -- not pretty. Crossed it off my list. xo,

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a lovely place. Now I wish I was spending 2 weeks in NY and not just 4 days!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Pat, These pictures are just stunning! What a beautiful place to walk around. How is the wedding planning coming along? So many decisions to be made, but fun and sweet decisions.

Carol said...

Gorgeous shots, Pat. I love the water lilies, gorgeous!

You've been all over NY and are the most amazing tour guide, have you been to the High Line yet? It was on the news, and looked like a fantastic place to visit. Just curious.

Ginny said...

Oh, these are wonderful!!! It is kind of rare to see water lilies around here.

LV said...

I would like very much to be able to visit that garden. What a lovely place. I enjoy all flowers.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Love the water lilies, they are just stunning. I hope to make it to the Botanic Gardens this Fall.

Your daughters engagement ring is stunning! She must be on cloud nine! Have they set a date yet?

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mary

Terri Morse said...

Pat, thank you so much for sharing your trip to Brooklyn Botanic Garden! I've never been there, but it is a feast for the eyes. Your lotus blossom collage is lovely. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Terri

Honey at 2805 said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos. The pink waterlilys are stunning!

NauticalCottageBlog.com said...

I love water lilies and these are fabulous! Thank you for sharing such divine photos today.

Happy Pink Saturday to you!

Hugs,
Marie

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

What beautiful pictures of a beautiful place! We have family that lives in upstate NY and they go to the city often. I will have to tell them to be sure and go to these gardens!
I could sit by the water garden looking at those beautiful lilies for hours....they would make a beautiful watercolor!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Jil

Sarah said...

Pat, I think there is something magical about water lilies. These are gorgeous! ~ Sarah

Light and Voices said...

Lovely water lilies. HPS!
Joyce M

Ola said...

just great!

Catherine said...

Beautiful pictures Pat! I adore water lilies. They are a rarity here in the desert.

Happy Birthday!!!!

Cathy

steviewren said...

Pat, I love the waterlilies and I send my whole hearted congratulations to you and your family on your daughter's engagement!

Nancy said...

Lovely tour. I had to go to the site, then the wiki, and back to investigate the Palm House. Just beautiful.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Aunt Snow said...

Oh, I do regret missing the BBG on our last trip to NY! Beautiful!

Thanks for the side trip to the rose garden, too!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Bren said...

hello and nice to meet you. this is my first visit to your lovely blog. I love botanical gardens and hae not been back to NY for almost 30 years. I will visit again. Happy Pink Saturday to you.

Yvette said...

Lovely work, Pat. We were talking about your blog yesterday. About how beautiful your posts generally are. Were your ears tingling? :)

Riet said...

Beautiful pink post Pat and how wonderful your daughter got engaged to get married. You lucky mother who can go shopping for the bride to be. Congratulations.
Have a nice weekend

Nance said...

I'm a garden and conservatory addict, so thank you for feeding my jones! Great water lily shots!

Jojo said...

I love water lilies. This year the decorator show hous featured a lotus pond. Can you even imagine being able to take coffee by the pond? The house also featured and incredible rooftop garden and I really cant imagine which I'd prefer. Love the roses and clematis pictured too.

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Nature does pink like no one else....

Claudia said...

All the blooms just lift my heart! What is it about water lilies that bring one tranquility?

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Hi, Pat! I have been having serous issues with blogger!! I am excited to be able to comment this moment! LOL! I love the photo of your daughter in your wedding dress! LOVE the waterlilies! LOVE that you were able to celebrate your birthdays with those precious grandsons! I am still enjoying my last few days here with mine. Oh, it will be sad to leave them behind but, I am enjoying every single moment!! Naptime is almost over! Hee hee! blessings ~ tanna