The flowers of a water lily are always such gracefully poised things. The large pads, with their intricate network of interweaving, fibrous webbing on the underside are said to be able to support the weight of a human baby without sinking. This one is located in a courtyard pond at the conservatory at the gardens.
Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania May, 2010.
My thanks to Adam and Amanda for including me in their plans for the day.