[Note: this post has been updated with an additional photo at bottom]
Every year it seems I post a photo of my first lily in our water garden. This year it happened yesterday (17 May). Last year it was a full week earlier`:
Sorry that in the image the flower itself is washed out. The petals are white, and the center is a very delicate yellow. The koi and the goldfish are happily swimming around in the background, waiting for some food.
Here is another shot of the water lily flower that does show the detail: