It is fun to travel and visit other cities in other states, but I have to say St. Paul, Minnesota is a beautiful place and I seem to get the best photos around town and even in my own backyard. These were taken in Como park just outside of the conservatory. Not far to travel for me and I noticed a lot of cars in the parking lot with out of state license plates. Lillie pads can be found on local lakes. They grow here in the wild. These flowers are tame, which makes them easier to photograph.