I took this photo of a water lily near the Carlsbad Flower Fields. In addition to the acres of really colorful blooms, they have a smaller area towards the entrance to the fields that showcases other kinds of flowers. I have always loved water lilies. I think they're so beautiful and remind of one of my favorite books "The Wise Heart" which has so many important life lessions (a very worthwhile read in my opinion). It also makes me think of the saying that he most beautiful floewrs thrive in adversity. In this photo I love the burst of vibrant yellow amongst the softer pink color that you see in the petals.