You are looking at new growth on a very large staghorn fern. The way this sterile leaf (or basal frond) partially wraps around a group of young foliar fronds reminded me of lily pads, which I associate with Japanese gardens — thus my title.
Special Recognition in the worldwide Botanicals juried art competition and appears in the Botanicals Art Exhibition – April 2011 at the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
RedBubble Explore – Featured Photography (December 2012)
Winner of “Patterns in Nature” challenge in Monochrome in Color (November 2012)
Top 10 in “Monochrome – Leaves” in Monochrome in Color (March 2012)
Top 10 in “Ferns” challenge in Gorgeous Flower Cards group (September 2011)
Featured in Nature’s Patterns and Designs (8 April 2013)
Featured in Perfect Harmonies (25 December 2012)
Featured in Best of RedBubble (24 August 2012)
Featured in Monochrome in Color (15 March 2012)
Featured in Elite Images (3 September 2011)
Featured in Close-up Flower & Leaf Detail group (8 September 2011)
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