i checked the minnesota dnr website today to make sure i could legally pick a water lily. my husband thought they might be a protected species. it turns out you can. but i still promised him this would be the one and and only one i would ever pick for STILL blog. given our local environment here in lake country, i felt STILL blog was missing something important without water lilies.
white water lily and lily pads
lake valentine, saint paul, minnesota