Thoughts, ideas, photos, and stories.

Over, Under, Upside Down


I wanted to show you the water lily, but I ended up studying the photo and seeing all kinds of crazy things.

I’m in the boat (you see the edge of the aluminium skiff at the bottom of the photo), and over the water. The lily is over, on, under, and above the water.  But what is that big hill doing, hanging upside down from the top of the photo?

Once I started looking at the way the lily was growing, I was quite fascinated by the roots on the lake floor, the stems reaching for the surface of the water (some unsuccessfully, so far), and the leaves floating on the surface, some of them half sunk, others lifting up, yet others lying flat on the bottom of the lake.

And then there are the two flowers that are really only one plus a reflection.

The longer I looked the more I could see.

And to think that at first glance I thought it was just a boring weed in bloom.

Author: wordsfromanneli

Writing, travel, photography, nature, more writing....

32 thoughts on “Over, Under, Upside Down

  1. Just so so lovely!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Fantastic pictures, Anneli. They certainly excite your imagination.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. You exquisitely worded the joy that is nature–really enjoyed this post, Anneli.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Isn’t nature amazing, Anneli!

    Liked by 2 people

  5. The wondrous side of nature.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. The last photo’s water reminds me of a quilt fabric…great background for an actual quilt, eh?

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Reflections are astonishing, intricate detail and limitless image to be involved with. Great photography, could win a prize. thanks for sharing nature in her creativity.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Thanks, Marsha. I didn’t really notice all that was in this picture until I posted it. When I was looking at the real thing at the lake, I think I felt the “whole thing” beauty of it, but didn’t (couldn’t) take in all the details.


  8. Often, beauty lies in the details…… 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  9. You have captured the stillness of nature beautifully in these photos. So serene.

    Liked by 2 people

  10. A remarkable plant. Nothing ordinary about it.

    Liked by 2 people

  11. I love the leaves and flowers with their reflections!

    Liked by 2 people

  12. Thanks, T. It was one of the prettier scenes at the lake.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Love the multi-dimensional angle! All scenes in nature contain depth to surprise us, if we look long enough. Nice post 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  14. Nice reflective post!❤️

    Liked by 2 people

  15. Often we must look below, above and all around in life to understand the full meaning.
    Beautiful photograph.

    Liked by 2 people

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s