Go Big: Lily Pads

There are several water features around the Singapore Botanic Gardens which sport lily pads. Every time I run or walk past, I cannot help but look to see if there is a frog sitting on a pad. This all started when Loving Husband quipped some time back: “Have you actually seen a frog sitting on a lily pad?” Many cartoons later, I realised it was a phenomenon I’d never actually witnessed. Since then, it has become reflexive for us both to look when we pass by a pond.

As I broke stride this morning to greedily take shots of these extremely large lily pads for Frank Jansen’s Tuesday Photo Challenge this week, Go Big, I caught myself not a frog, but a Water Fowl. The little guy was scuttling from pad to pad. He hardly made his green highway move at all, they were so large and apparently sturdy.

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The very busy Water Fowl

I am reminded by this encounter that if we keep looking, we will eventually find a treasure; may not be the one we set out looking for, but the discovery is potentially as satisfying!

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23 Replies to “Go Big: Lily Pads”

  1. So very true!! We can be amazed by the things we discover when we stop to notice.

    … and no. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a frog on a lily pad either. Yet in spite of that, when I saw the title of your post, *frog* was the first thing that came to mind.

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  2. I call it “moon rocks.” every day I write down something beautiful I saw. my last post on my newborn, baby blog is about just that. hope you can check it out 🙂

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