Beautiful! Three flowers were open today, but I focused on just this one.
This is one of the white butterfly koi that was hiding the last time I was out taking pics.
One of many volunteer Floating Hearts (Nymphoides peltata) - visible in the opening photo along the left edges of the pond - the small leaves are heart-shaped and resemble a waterlily. Not sure where it came from, but it sure is pretty! And free!
The other white butterfly koi who is turning more yellow as the days pass - beautiful, hungry fish!
I love late afternoons by the pond - less glare from the sun lets me see the fish beneath the water and the neighborhhood is quiet. If it weren't for the mosquitos, I think I could spend hours out there. It mesmerizes me somehow; the ever-changing patterns of fish and leaf and moving water.