|Photo by Sheldon Parsons. June 2011.|
Origins of the name: Back in high school a couple of friends decided my first name was entirely too long and came up with the nickname "Lily". From childhood I've been a water baby and I'm happiest living near some big body of water, currently the Bay of Fundy. So Waterlily just makes sense. As well as the metaphor for how I sometimes feel making my way in the big "pond" that is life, my life is also divided between Canada and the UK with that big old "pond" the Atlantic Ocean in the middle.