Beauty. I am always in search for beauty--the obvious and the not so obvious. I discovered beauty in a retention pond in Brownsburg (at least I assume it is a retention pond--right next to a road in a subdivision). I have never seen a RP that was beautiful. Most are mowed to the edge with no wetland vegetation. No management for diversity of vegetation or control of runoff of water or any chemicals. This one is very different.
The water was filled primarily with Lotus and Water Lilies around the edges. These are some of the most beautiful plants and a favorite of mine.
These images speak for themselves.