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.

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!

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 ๐Ÿ™‚


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