Fun Friday: Sunscreen … the Natural Way




  From my kayak outing the other morning, I found this American Lotus (Nelumbo lutea), in a seemingly self-protective mode from the sun bearing down: There were a lot of lotus plants in various stages of bloom, from an unopened bud to flowers where all the white petals were off the plant and lying on […]

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Flight Path Bee




When kayaking among the many American Lotus flowers, it is common to find all kinds of nectar-seeking insects enjoying the fruits that lie inside the Lotus blooms. One morning, things fell into place when two Bumble Bees were in flight, about to reach a Lotus flower where a third Bee was already busy collecting nectar: […]

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Reflected Beauty




From a kayak outing in 2009, American Lotus plants in bloom, with reflections: American Lotus are great plants to find when I’m kayaking. Bees and other insects are attracted to the large while flowers, allowing for some macro photography (although a bit difficult from a kayak). These plants also attract beavers and muskrats, who love […]

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American Lotus (Re-post)




(This post originally published in July, 2010) – Note: Due to the Midwest drought, I was unable to kayak and photograph the American Lotus here this year … hopefully, I will be able to in 2013 :o) I’m going to highlight the American Lotus (Nelumbo lutea) in this post. The area where I kayak in […]

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