Having just written last week about Monet's Nympheas at l'Orangerie after Pat and Monsieur Honey's visit in Paris; the lily pond at Mahogany Oaks screamed my name. I've seen very few of these ponds that are on a piece of land where they can sprawl and "live" uncontained by a structure of some kind. I had visions of a Japanese Bridge reaching across the middle of the pond, as I stood on the back veranda watching the rain.
Fortunately, I'd just been out and taken my shots before the afternoon deluge of thunderstorms hit. It was already soggy, but I was undaunted. Had I been any later, I'd have needed my waders.
It was easy to have visions of Monet and Giverny as I wandered and shot, but John's Momie was right there along wth the rest of us. So much of Mahogany Oaks is a tribute to Momie, that it just seemed right that she'd be walking right along beside me. Thinking of her gave me patience, helped me pay attention as I walked into soggy bogs, and encouraged me to get the very best shots I could. I realized that this too, is a tribute to her. She always makes me smile.
I leave you with a special TGIF from Momie, Monet, Mahogany Oaks and Me! Special thanks to John and Mike and a Happy Weekend to All!