SPIKY WATER LILIES IN THE BLACKSTONE RIVER – Marilyn Armstrong

Now, these are spikes!

I thought you might be tired of my cactus, so allow me to introduce the spikiest water lilies I’ve ever seen. We think of water lilies as flat, but they come in a lot of shapes and this one is very common along the shores of the Blackstone River.

Taken last November, but neglected until today.

Spiky water lilies

And remember it is not just spiky squares we are looking for, you can also beย jagged, barbed, bristly, serrated, prickly, spiny, and pointy.

Oh, and today is my birthday. I’m … gasp … 72. And still alive!

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.

17 thoughts on “SPIKY WATER LILIES IN THE BLACKSTONE RIVER – Marilyn Armstrong”

  1. I know itโ€™s your birthday today, even my iPad reminded me yesterday so wishing you a very happy one. We might be getting older but we can write about it. Have a good day and let yourself be spoilt as I am sure you will be.

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  2. A very Happy Birthday to you, you are the same year as my MrB ๐Ÿ˜ a fabulous year and what brilliant spikiness you are sharing on your Bday.

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  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Marilyn, you truly are a SURVIVOR. May you live a day full of beauty, kindness, a particularly nice meal (preferrably not cooked by yourself! – I donโ€˜t know if Garry is a cook but one can hope) and a special chorus by your assembled birdsโ€˜ symphony orchestra & choir…. sending much love and a smile from France, Kiki

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    1. Cooking, not so much, but lovely flowers with birds ๐Ÿ™‚ He even knew what KIND of birds (the ones I never get pictures of) … I’m afraid it’s going to be frozen pizza because I’m not cooking. Or leftover chili!

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  4. Happy Birthday Marilyn, you share a birthday with our grandson, tomorrow is one of my best friends and Wednesday is our younger sons birthday. He’s the one on the chairlift with the dog. You are among my favourite people.
    Leslie

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