When I saw this plant, I couldn't resist snapping a photo. This lucky flower not only had a parasol, it had its feet in the water. Usually when we think of flowers, the leaves are overshadowed by delicate and/or elaborate blooms. However, in this case, it was the complete opposite.
"And it is summer, glorious, deep-toned summer, the very crown of nature's changing year when all her surging life is at its full." from Summer by Amy Lowell (1912)