Wildflowers for Valentine’s Day

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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 wildflowers for Valentine’s Day

Have a great one!



  1. mason moore February 15, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Will you let me distribute this on twitter?

    • Mia McPherson February 15, 2014 at 1:08 pm

      Mason, you may share the link to this post if you like. I just prefer that my images are not shared directly due to copyright issues.

  2. Jane Chesebrough February 14, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    lovely choice

  3. Elephant's Child February 14, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Love them. Thank you.

  4. Jolanta February 14, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Happy Valentines! Beautiful flowers 🙂

  5. Mary McAvoy February 14, 2014 at 12:48 pm

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

  6. Patty Chadwick February 14, 2014 at 9:47 am

    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!!!

    • Elephant's Child February 14, 2014 at 1:10 pm

      Patty: This is off topic but I just had to say thank you. The rain you parcelled up and sent our way has arrived. The areas in the country which were burning got the most and we too got a little. Your wishes are powerful.

  7. jo smith February 14, 2014 at 7:32 am

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

  8. Montanagirl February 14, 2014 at 8:06 am

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

  9. Bob Bushell February 14, 2014 at 6:54 am

    Beautiful images for this special day.

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