June 5, 2016

Water lilies.

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Photo taken within a mile of home.

35 comments:

Saint Croix said...

Nice!

I see a photograph of water lilies, or even the name "water lilies," and I think of Monet. Can't help it.

madAsHell said...

I see that Crisis of Character, the book about the Clinton White House has made to number 1 on the Amazon list.

On the top of page 13, the author claims that a heat seeking missile will signal a radar lock in the Russian bomber. He then goes on to say that a missile is used as a warning shot across the nose of the bomber. Although, I really wanted to read this book, those misconceptions are big enough to bring the whole book into question. Trust me, I am NOT a Clinton fan.

MadisonMan said...

Heads up Florida Panhandle and southeast US! Pay attention to the weather.

Fred Drinkwater said...

The photo reminds me of the saying about how the lotus grows from the muck. Now I am hopeful again about the future of politics in the US.
But I expect to be soon and rudely awakened from this brief fantasy...

Curious George said...

Wingra?

mockturtle said...

Wow! Hillary won the Virgin Islands caucus! There's no stopping her now!

But Bernie says there will be a contested convention. [And it'll be a doozy!]

steve uhr said...

Mendota?

tim in vermont said...

Perfect color harmonies.

Pawtampa said...

Ann, that is your best one.

coupe said...

Boston Globe reports that Trump pays women in the campaign less than the men. About $4,500 versus $6,100. Female workers made up only 28 percent of Trump's staff. That's a lot of men!

Clinton has 53 percent women making about $3,710, while the men made about $3,760.

So she is keeping her wages low across the board, while Trump is offering higher wages, but favors the men.

This may not bode well for women in his administration (OK, I'm extrapolating... can I be a journalist now?)

mockturtle said...

Since Trump has a history of hiring women to important positions and paying them well, I doubt there should be a problem. Maybe the proportional disparity is more about ability than demographic equality.

Christopher said...

Stunningly beautiful photo. Thanks for posting.

Original Mike said...

Pac-man lily pads.

ALP said...

Perfect composition. Intriguing image that could be a photo or a graphic design at first glance.

Ann Althouse said...

Centennial Garden, on campus. Just a small artificial pond. Lots of koi.

C Stanley said...

Yes it is a gorgeous photo- well done!

And I guess this is an apt time to ask a question I've been considering. As an amateur painter, I'm often inspired by your photos and wonder if you'd grant permission to use some of them as studies. It would be noncommercial-I have gifted a few paintings and have some folks who've requested stuff so there is some possibility of circulation but at this point I don't anticipate selling anything. I still feel it wouldn't be right to paint from your images without permission. Even with permission it feels a bit like cheating but I have more time to paint in a studio then plein air and could use some good photo references.

Char Char Binks said...

Very pretty.

Fabi said...

Suitable for framing!

David said...

Coupe said: "(OK, I'm extrapolating... can I be a journalist now?)"

Go for it. I think your posts make it clear that you have all the qualifications.

Leora said...

madashell
Since "Crisis of Character" is not being released until June 28, how is it that you know what's at the top of page 13? Curious.

Ann Althouse said...

@C Stanley

That's fine. I put a collective commons license on my photos.

Good luck with your painting.

walt said...

Looks like a variety called "Texas Dawn," although . . . there are others that are similar, and the blooms vary a lot in different climates.

CStanley said...


That's fine. I put a collective commons license on my photos.

Good luck with your painting.


Excellent...thank you!

rhhardin said...

I just worked Brazil with my little coffee-cup displacing 5 watt transmitter (7025.2 kHz). The guy seems to have invested rather a lot in antennas, which is how it worked. I have a portable antenna in the backyard.

As long as one end has great gear, it's possible.

I'm still missing Asia and Antarctica, continentwise.

David said...

Rhhardin--your Brazil contact is a serious looking fellow. When the aliens come, he will be able to talk to them. Or with the antenna maybe he's one of them. I am sure that he comes in peace. But let's not piss him off just in case.

pm317 said...

lotus here
and more lotus there (10 months ago).

pm317 said...

So Bernie is crashing other people's events in LA.. hmmm. No money?

pm317 said...

like I am crashing Althouse ;) with my lotus.

David Begley said...

David French NOT running for President.

wholelottasplainin' said...

Blogger Leora said...
madashell
Since "Crisis of Character" is not being released until June 28, how is it that you know what's at the top of page 13? Curious.

*********

Amazon gives you a peek into the book.

Yeah, it sounds like a pretty confused account. Our fighters were said to have passed them "head on". Not likely that a pilot would fire a warning cannon shot or heat-seeking missile in such a case, and a heat-seeking missile would never "aim" at a cold nose.

For ever 50 years we've had ADIZ zones (Air Defense Identification Zones) off our shores, and for years the Russkies have entered them to test our response. It's not a biggie. During the cold war we routinely did the same to them.

The encounter with the "spy" photographer appears equally suspicious. What spy carries "multiple foreign passports" when he's actually at work? And exactly what crime is it to photograph hangars and the aircraft in them at a public event involving the Thunderbirds?

Millions of us have done that!

So as much as I despise the Clintons, I'm thinking this exposé will be a big disappointment.


Gahrie said...

The Hound lives!

james conrad said...

Cool pic but, i don't see any frogs

tim in vermont said...

So Bernie is crashing other people's events in LA.. hmmm. No money?

God knows that would be a crime, to not have truckloads of the filthy lucre being backed up to your loading docks every day by people who have it and want nothing in return for it!

tim in vermont said...

It's kind of funny, but the colors are different on this monitor than my phone. I did suspect cheating with the image on my phone, but on this monitor it is more natural looking, and still very nice.

Fred Rawlings said...

I know Dr. Althouse will see Scott Adams post, but it is a beautiful analysis, because it is based on 'truth', not political persuasion.
Scott Adams "So I’ve decided to endorse Hillary Clinton for President, for my personal safety. Trump supporters don’t have any bad feelings about patriotic Americans such as myself, so I’ll be safe from that crowd. But Clinton supporters have convinced me – and here I am being 100% serious – that my safety is at risk if I am seen as supportive of Trump."