I’m on Water Lily alert. Today might be the day that this Charlene Strawn will open. In the next few days several of the  buds will bloom. This one is yellow but the others  remain a mystery up until the last second. I’m also hoping this year will be the one that will produce a Lotus flower which I know will be pink. I recorded a YouTube video of the water lily bud. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAOSfbFvS50 Please view the pictures with the PicLens for better quality and to see all the photos.