Wildflowers for Valentine’s Day

American White WaterlilyAmerican White Waterlily – Nikon D70, handheld, f5.6, 1/500, Nikkor 70-300mm VR at 300mm, natural light

Happy Valentine’s Day! I never much cared for cut flowers and prefer to see them in nature so today I present a wet American White Waterlily (Nymphaea odorata) I photographed in 2007 at Sawgrass Lake Park in Florida. I photographed this beautiful wildflower after a brief downpour in June so I would capture the water droplets still on the blossom. The clouds overhead were reflected in the water which is what gave it a silvery hue.

Lanced-leaved Arrowhead and a BeeLanced-leaved Arrowhead and a Bee – Nikon D200, f7.1, 1/640, ISO 160, Nikkor 80-400mm VR at 400mm, natural light

I also photographed this Lanced-leaved Arrowhead (Sagittaria lancifolia) in Florida on a bright April day in 2009 and was pleased that the Bee came out so well too.

So, these are my flowers for Valentine’s Day!

Have a great one and as my friend Shyloh says “Enjoy your enjoys“!


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About Mia McPherson

I am a nature lover, wildlife watcher and a bird photographer. I first become serious about bird photography when I moved to Florida in 2004 and it wasn’t long before I was hooked (addicted is more like it). My move to the Salt Lake area of Utah was a great opportunity to continue observing their behavior and to pursue my passion for photographing birds.


  1. Will you let me distribute this on twitter?

  2. lovely choice

  3. Happy Valentines! Beautiful flowers :)

  4. Glorious photos both! Thanks Mia!
    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  5. Waterlilies, Splatterdock, Mullein, Ox Eye daisies, Black-eyed Susans, Turtleheads, Honeysuckle, Queen Anne’s lace, Blue violets, Trout lilies, Lady Slippers,Goldenrod, Blue-eyed grass, Quaker ladies, Knotweed, Butter and eggs, Bee Balm, Sage, Lady Slippers, Dutchmen’s Britches, Jack-in-the-pulpit, Monarda..Buttercups, Marsh marigolds, .DAYLILIES…..CHICKORY!!! The list goes on….I feel better just lasting them!!!

  6. Two terrific “enjoys”, Mia! Nice catch on the Bee.

  7. Happy Valentine’s Day, Enjoyed the flower pictures so much on this dreary day.

  8. Beautiful images for this special day.

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