Still Waters

Water lilies only grow where the water is still and quiet, because they are rooted in the soil under the pond with their leaves and flowers floating on the surface. This is one reason they are sometimes symbols of peace. I took this picture at a marina in Gananoque, Ontario, Canada. The boats may range up and down the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario, but here in the marina things are safe and calm.

Posted in response to the WordPress photo challenge: Serene

Water Lilies

LiliesHere’s a picture I took last summer, near Treasure Island on the Canadian shore of Lake Ontario. Look familiar? It reminded me of┬áthe splendid series of water lily paintings by Claude Monet, especially The Clouds. Perfect for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: Life Imitates Art.