"The water lily has become dependent upon certain conditions in pond or stream, and...unfitted in form to live elsewhere. It must have quiet waters, not too deep, and with silt bottom."
-Handbook of Nature Study, p.497
"The study should be made first with the water lilies in a stream or pond, to discover just have they grow." -HNS
We looked at the shape of the water lily leaf, the colors and textures. We noticed the open flower and its sepals and stamens.
|A lotus bud, the water lily's cousin.|
"If they read about the lotus of Egypt, then they should realize that the Nile as a river with borders of still water and with bottom of silt. Thus, from the conditions near at hand we may cultivate in the child an intelligent geographical imagination." -HNS, p. 497
|We looked at the interesting and beautiful seed pod...|
|and noticed how it dried out.|
|Using what we had observed and the tutorial at Hodgepodge, we made pastels of our a lily pond to include in our nature journals.|