Kennett Square, Pa
Water Lily Gardens
in the Conservatory
October 2, 2006
There was one type we found fascinating. These pads are the leaves. To get an idea of the size, notice the feet and legs of the people toward the top right.
The pads are really leaves which are on long stems. Notice the spiny one near the flower. It is an immature leaf.. The white ball-like things are flower buds.
The pods are opened and the seeds taken out. The seeds are covered with a gelatinous substance that makes them float. In nature, they would float downstream to grow in an area away from the parent plant. The seeds harvested today will be taken into the greenhouse to dry out. In March, they will plant them in soil. In June the plants will be ready to go out into the ponds for the new year.
The day was beautiful, and after 5 hours of wandering, we felt we had only scratched the surface. We took many pictures, and we would be happy to share them. Let me know if you want to see more!
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This has been a spring and summer of getting around. 2005You can see those pictures:
We're off to Maine for a week of pictures and lobster! Day 5
The New York State Fair - lots of chickens and other animals.
A search for Rexford Falls and finding the Sherburne Historic District.
Antique Firetrucks in Liverpool.
Balloons at the Spiedie Fest.
A trip to Utica to see Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum and Fountain Elms
We rented a canoe at Nathaniel Cole Park.
A visit to Hanford Mills and the Lumberjack Show
Hancock Shaker Village.
A trip to Pixley Falls and Delta Lake.
We watched them set up the Big Top at the Circus
We went to the Utica Zoo
Then we went to the Syracuse Zoo
Wickwire House in Cortland
A trip to babysit the grandkids
A visit to Boston to see a Red Sox Game
Drive through Edmeston area to see the animals
Ithaca Herbert F. Johnson museum trip
And there are lots of pictures of our trip out west.
travel to Texas
Texas Day 1 San Antonio to Pearsall
Texas Day 2 Pearsall to Laredo
Texas Day 3 Laredo to Brownsville
Texas Day 4 South Padre Island
Texas Signs amused us
Art Museum at Vassar
Old Stone Fort, Schoharie, NY
Cherry Valley, New York
from other summers:
Leslie designed a
In Autumn Before/After Exterior
Stone Quarry Hill Art Park 2
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