Sunday, March 8, 2009

Today's Flowers

Still no flowers to photograph here, so into the vaults we go!

This water lily was photgraphed at the Sunken Gardens in Lincoln.

The Sunken Gardens was built in 1930 on an old 1.5 acre neighborhood landfill site in the heart of Lincoln. The sunken gardens were made in a depression (hence their name) and were originally known as Lincoln's 'Rock Garden', which described their design. The project was developped as an opportunity for unemployed men to earn money to support their families through the difficult economic circumstances.
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After nearly 73 years without a major renovation, the Sunken Gardens was overhauled in 2004.

Major streets are on two sides of the gardens, but because it is a sunken garden it is still a lovely oasis.


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As the year progresses, you will most likely see many more photos from the Sunken Gardens.

Check out other flowers from around the world at Today's Flowers

21 comments:

Jedediah said...

Gorgeous colours!

Pat - Arkansas said...

mmmmmmm! Beautiful flower! Aren't archives wonderful? Thanks for sharing this lovely photo.

VALKYRIEN said...

Wow - awesome shot! So lovely colors and beautiful macro!

Don't worry - I had to dig in my archive too. The flowers are still covered with 1 meter of snow in Oslo!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Beautiful, no flowers here either so had to do some digging as well

Arija said...

A beautiful tropical waterlily!

guild-rez said...

WOW..
A great shot of a beautiful water lily.
Today, I am showing flower pictures from Barbados! Besides snowdrops nothing else blooms in my garden:(

dot said...

What a beauty! So many nice things were built during the depression by the work programs. I wonder why the government doesn't have the work programs now instead of the freebies.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I sure empathize with you! No flowers here in Ontario, Canada either.

My Today’s Flower’s post is at
More of Me - EG

Reader Wil said...

What a lovely flower and a wonderful colour.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Beautiful! Love the color,especially with that burst of sunshien in the center of the flower.

twobarkingdogs said...

Very pretty!

napaboaniya said...

I love the color combination of this flower! Looking really beautiful :)
Have a good week ahead!!!

Day4plus said...

Pretty flower. Soon the flowers will return to your place. I just KNOW Spring will be here soon. MB

Lara said...

beautiful and nature perfect!

Naturegirl said...

A stunning image as is your Miz Winnie! Happy TF!

Gunilla said...

Lovely photo fantastic colours.

Thanks for sharing

Gunilla in Sweden

blossom said...

Ah I have that in my garden but it won't bloom for me. It will, it will. You just wait and see ...

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Kayleen

I enlarged the photo, it's marvelous!
Great capture!
Thanks for posting1

Luiz

fishing guy said...

Kayleen: That is a beautifl capture of a neat flower.

Gretchen said...

That is a gorgeous flower! We don't have any here either. We had sleet today. :( Where is spring?

Kerri said...

WOW! This is so BEAUTIFUL! The color is so soft...makes me LONG for spring. We have having a very CHILLY rain here today.