Lilies in the Winter

spotlight on lilies

spotlight on lilies

When visiting my Dad, I always spend time at the Naples Botanical Garden which is less than a mile from his home.

I have a set routine. I walk the mile plus out to the wetlands first thing in the early AM to catch the waterfowl, and then I work my way inland to the flowers and plants. Usually when I am there, I see orchids galore.

This year I came earlier than I normally do, visiting in October not January-February. I was in for a little surprise though. No orchids or waterfowl. The water was too high for the fishing that the waterfowl do, and not the season for orchids. So I made my way over to the lily pond. In the early months of

spotlight on lily

spotlight on lily

winter, the lilies, even in Florida, are at the end of their blooms. Not so in October. Most of my three hour stay was spent photographing away at these beautiful gems.

Enjoy the lilies today!

spotlight on lilies I

spotlight on lilies I



On another note, I was surprised to wake up on the morning of November 21 to see my photo, The Towpath, featured on the Department of Interior’s Facebook page. What an honor! The C&O Canal National Park also featured it that day.


About kathiissermanphotos

I have been taking photos for the last 40 years and sharing them with friends and family. Recently I took the plunge to share them with a wider audience. You can view my photos on Facebook-, my purchase site- or here. I hope you enjoy viewing them, and please let me know what you think.
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10 Responses to Lilies in the Winter

  1. cindy knoke says:

    Aren’t they lovely!


  2. Marian Owens says:

    The lilies are exquisite – each one is so different but equally lovely! Congratulations on your featured image on the Department of Interior’s FB page! I can see why they chose it!


  3. Beth says:

    They’re all gorgeous but Spotlight on Lilies is exceptional. (looking around the house for a spot to hang it)


    • Beth, I can always count on you to find a spot. I shot these two ponds for over
      an hour and half . After walking two miles and finding no waterfowl. It is always fun to find one or two spots and get every angle. Timing is everything with Lilies-time of day as well as season.

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  4. Tania says:

    These photos are absolutely beautiful.


  5. Cheri Amrani says:

    the colors are so vibrant! great photos…

    Liked by 1 person

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