Backyard Lilies – Weekly Travel Photo

Posted on / by Alex Berger

Lilies in Bloom

We often venture far from home in the pursuit of discovering gorgeous destinations.  Yet, there are times when we have to pause and smell the roses.  Or in this case, the sweet scent of fresh rain-kissed air shortly after a mild summer thunderstorm.

While back in Arizona at my folks’ place I had the pleasure of catching the lilies on our small goldfish pond in bloom just after a brief rain.  This photo is the result.  There’s something about the look of raindrops on lily pads that always brings a smile to my face.  Perhaps its just the love of water that is hardwired into my body and mind. Then, of course, there is the enchanting sight of perfect lily blooms to go with it. Regardless, I’m always impressed by the incredible garden my parents have cultivated. A wonderful reminder to not only enjoy the wonderful things we discover on the road, but to pause and enjoy magical moments as they occur closer to home.

Make sure to head over to flickr to see the rest of the album.

Would you like to see previous Weekly Photos? View past travel pictures here. This photo was taken on a Canon T3i (600D) Camera.

Alex Berger

I am a travel blogger and photographer. I also am involved in academic research into the study abroad and backpacker communities.


  • Celia
    November 18, 2013

    Absolutely stunning! Love the editing, the black really gives the photo a great feel. Love it!

  • Jay@TravelIdeaz
    November 18, 2013

    I don’t know what it is but somehow the water lilies really improves the scenery every single time for me. Anyway, it’s a wonderful picture, Alex.

    Have a great day!

    • Alex Berger
      November 19, 2013

      Right! There’s something fantastical about them. As if they add a sense of magic to photos and moments! Thanks for the comment!


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