Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Late Summer Inspiration

We have a small, landscaped fish pond in our backyard and every year we buy a water hyacinth to add a little ambiance for our gold fish. This year was no different. One water hyacinth. And for the first time I can remember, it actually bloomed...

Isn't it gorgeous? The top petal is almost like a peacock feather with the deep blue and gold eye. Apparently they don't like to be alone, because one water hyacinth turned into about twenty water hyacinths. They completely took over the pond—and they're all blooming! The frogs are happy, but I can hardly see the fish any more.