Loti time is here again…

 we were thrilled to visit nearby Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens recently to enjoy the parade of beautiful blooms…

Magpie's Nest Loti Perfectait is a photographer’s paradise…

Magpie's Nest Photography dreamand a magnet for those who enjoy nature and lotuses (loti) and water lilies and fresh air…

Magpie's Nest Loti leaves and bloomsthere is so much beauty sometimes you have to focus a bit on the handsome architecture of the stems and leaves and pods to give your eyes a rest…

Magpie's Nest Lotus leavesthere are reflections waiting to be discovered too…

Magpie's Nest Lotus pond reflectionsthis year the paths were the wettest we have seen since we started visiting in 2013 (last month went down in the record books here in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area as the second wettest June ever recorded)…

Magpie's Nest DragonfliesMr Magpie used our Sony Cybershot which is especially great for telephoto and I used my iphone 6 camera...

Magpie's Nest Lotusland viewwe did bring the Traveling Tea Cup along while enjoying some refreshing water to drink…

Magpie's Nest Traveling Tea Cup on a lotus leafwe were delighted at how well a couple of carefully chosen lotus leaves worked in place of a saucer

Magpie's Nest Lotusland Traveling Tea Cup 2here’s wishing you a very Happy T Day along with everyone over at Elizabeth’s Altered Book Lover…

Magpie's Nest Director Moore Waterlily Aristle quote

33 responses to “Loti time is here again…

  1. What a wonderful place to visit, I would have enjoyed it, too. Thanks for sharing the great photos, hugs, Valerie

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  2. Such a beautiful place and great photos 🙂 Love the tea cup shots ♥♥

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  3. Reblogged this on Smile Circulation and commented:
    Some great photos

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  4. this post is breathtaking!!! i love all These lotus flower Pictures! and aristotle was right! thanks for sharing These wonderful photos.

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  5. As always, Patty, your photos stun me. You find the best places and take the most gorgeous photos when you get there. I was in awe of the photos of the traveling tea cup and how it made its way onto the lily pads. Ironically, June was OUR second wettest month ever, too.

    Thanks for sharing this outing with us for T this Tuesday. It was a fantastic example of how lovely these gardens were based on the images you got from your camera.

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  6. Oh my gosh! What an AMAZING post ! Stunning photos Patty! Lovely !
    Happy T-Day liebe Patty!
    xxx
    Susi

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  7. What wonderful photos of a beautiful spot. I like the tea cup on a lotus leaf saucer. Seems like something out of Alice in Wonderland although I don’t think lotus flowers featured in that book. Still….magical

    Darla

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  8. Oh, goodness! I’m glad you didn’t lose your traveling cup! The lotus flowers are so beautiful. Happy T-Day!

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  9. what breathtaking photos of all the beautiful flowers and greenery Patty! I have never been to an aquatic garden but would LOVE to some day. Thank you for sharing this special place. Happy reunion to you and yours today:)

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  10. What a beautiful place.

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  11. Wow! I can’t believe how tall those grow out of the water! I took some water lily photos myself today. We were out at the arboretum…decided to forget errands and knitting to grab hold of nature. More on that next week. 🙂

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  12. Waterlilies are SO sculptural…and beautiful. Great photos as always.

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  13. Fascinating photos of the lovely Loti Garden and so funny your teacup on the loti leaf. Your photos are every time a feast for the eyes. Thanks for sharing with us.
    Dearest greetings
    Sabine xox

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  14. Great photos Patty, it looks like a beautiful place to visit!
    We also saw some stunning blooms on our travels last week.
    Alison xxx

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  15. Oh my, what beautiful photos! Your comment that your eyes need to rest from the beauty is so true. Seeing so many stunning blossoms is overwhelming. And the marvelous architecture is a great thing to focus on.

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  16. Oh, how refreshing your photos are.
    The travelling teacup had an adventure, was it not a bit nervous on its new saucer?
    My favourites here are the third and the fourth (the lovely greens) and the last (the deep purple and the mosaic layout).

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  17. Wonderful photos! Lovely flowers! Happy T-Dayl

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  18. So much beauty in one post, Patty! This is a feast for the eyes indeed. I love the tea-cup on its beautiful new saucer. Thank you for once again filling the day with the loveliest of images. How I should love to visit this place.xxx

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  19. What a wonderful peaceful place this looks! The flowers look so perfectly formed and your photos have captured both their beauty and the wonderful greenery! Happy T Day! Chrisx

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  20. What an ingenious use of the leaves for a saucer. Beautiful!! I’m so glad you shared all those gorgeous photos this Tday! Hugs! deb

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  21. twinkletoes2day

    Stunning photography 😀 I smiled at the cup in it’s ‘saucer’ 😉 very inventive 😀
    Many thanks for your lovely comment on Wee Man’s post. I did indeed get a hug 😉 Happy T Day 😀

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  22. Such beauty!!! Love the lotus leaf for a saucer!!!

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  23. Such beauty and green! Nature’s delights are portrayed so well here, thanks for sharing!

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  24. kampysgirl

    What a beautiful post!!
    funny thing, I was looking for the traveling teacup before you even mentioned it! heheee
    I feel like I just had my morning meditation- thank you sweet Patty!! xoxo

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  25. Beautiful flowers, striking leaves, stunning photos! Happy Late-T Day 🙂

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  26. sparkledaysstudio

    Water lilies are so amazing. Some of those pads are so large it’s hard to believe. Great photography as always. xox

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  27. Serenity, tranquility and sheer beauty, that is what exudes from this post.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  28. Great photos…all the lushness and greenness are captured here. We have also had record amounts of rain this spring and summer here(Arkansas).

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  29. You’ve mentioned this spot before, Patty, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen photos so lush, so lovely and so powerfully beautiful as these are. What a treasure you have in this garden.

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  30. Such amazing photos! And a great balancing act with the traveling tea cup too.

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  31. These photos are so inspiring – and the teacup shots just make my day! Made me think of Florence and how she loved seeing this traveling teacup – bittersweet but I think she may be watching from above somewhere as you take the tea cup on your adventures. Thanks for making me smile and spreading joy. ❤

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  32. Stunning photographs, wow ! Shirleyxx

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