Water Lily, McKee Garden, Vero Beach, Florida

Water Lillies
“But it chanced the other day that I scented a white water-lily, and a season I had waited for had arrived. It is the emblem of purity . . .
What confirmation of our hopes in the fragrance of this flower!... If Nature can compound this fragrance still annually, I shall believe her still young and full of vigor, her integrity and genius unimpaired, and that there is virtue even in man, too, who is fitted to perceive and love it.”
Henry David Thoreau
Framingham, Massachusetts - July 4, 1854

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