I have a couple of water gardens (ponds) in my back yard. Today, two water lilies bloomed - the first blooms of the season. A pink one (shown in the picture) and a white one.
I always get excited when my water lilies bloom. For me, it marks the end of the gloomy winter months. It makes my spirits rise.
I love spring and summer. I'm not so big on fall and winter. I even love Texas summers when it gets to 100 degrees or more. Water lilies love lots of sun - we have lots of sun here in Texas. And the best part? They never have to be watered :-)