Sunday, June 9 – Lilypons

by Cam Miller. 0 Comments

(Click any photo to enlarge.) ***Scroll down to see my offer for Red Cross donations.*** Field of Pink Love in bloom The water lily/pond/koi fish business located in Adamstown, MD, is named Lilypons.  However, the name is frequently misspelled as Lily Ponds.  One might think that would be the correct spelling, due to the acres of water lilies and lotus that are spread out over the property.  But in fact, the business is named for a famous opera and film star of the 1930s, Lily Pons.  You can read more of the fascinating history of the name of the business on Lilypons Road at this link. Goose Family You may recall that one of my visits to Lilypons was in March, when I went to find the great blue heron rookery located on the river adjacent to the lily ponds.  At that time, there were only old stalks of last year's plants visible in the numerous ponds.  Yellow beauty Today I wanted to check on the stage of bloom of both the water lilies and the lotus, so my friend Norma and I went there for a walk around the property.  The water lilies were in full bloom, but the lotus still has a way to go.  Large green leaves are just starting to spread themselves above the surface. Lily Quartet Goose with Lily The parking lot was crowded today.  Lots of other people had the same idea to go and visit Lilypons today.  Some were walking, some were shopping, and some were feeding the large koi fish.  Geese, always present at Lilypons, were either tending their young or fussing with each other in groups.  Other wildlife was either seen or heard today, too.  Bullfrogs were singing, red winged blackbirds were calling, turtles were slipping into the water, and fish were lining up to be fed.  No matter how you spell it, or how you remember the name, the important thing to do is to make a visit to Lilypons, and not to forget your camera!    Gosling Group Click on any photo to enlarge it. ************************************************* Forward me by email any receipt for an online donation made to the Red Cross for disaster relief, and I will send you a 5x7 print of your choice from any of my daily photo walks or from my website.  Offer good until September 2, 2013. Visit my web site: Follow me on Twitter: @camscamerashots Email: Cam's rules for the Daily Photo Walk: walk every day the walk must be in addition to any other planned activity for the day post a photo every day use whatever camera is easy and convenient for walking comfortably; always have a backup camera at the ready in case of mishaps (I use the Nikon Coolpix P7700) no weather excuses walk only where it is safe to do so

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