With reflection of clouds on the pond, it looks like the lilies are floating on them at Duke Gardens, Raleigh
An almost painting like image of lilies at Duke Gardens in Raleigh
The water lilies and reflections in a pond at Duke Gardens almost create a Monet-like image
In the summer, the fish pool at Duke Gardens is filled with hardy and tropical water lilies. One of the highlights is the Victoria water lily, with leaves up to 7 feet wide. In the pool, goldfish and koi are popular with visitors.
A shot against the sun to capture the back of a sunflower with a bee hovering nearby
The pollen can belong to the original plant or may come from another sunflower. Self-pollination is a mechanism that this flower uses to stay alive. … Seeds created by self-pollination will only produce flowers that look like the original plant, so no hybridization will have occurred.
Butterflies are less efficient than bees at moving pollen between plants. Highly perched on their long thin legs, they do not pick up much pollen on their bodies and lack specialized structures for collecting it. However, they create a marvelous color combination of nature on this sunflower!