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.
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!