When the Lotus Blooms

We have waited all summer, and finally the Lotus joined the water lilies in the fish pond, with its mid-August bloom. Notice the the large round leaves of the lotus, standing on tall stalks.

Surrounded by the large fan-like lotus leaves, the white and pink streaked lotus blossom opened in mid-August.

The lotus is the most sacred flower in Hindu and Buddhist culture. It represents something unearthly and enlightening. The lotus has been revered for thousands of years. I remember seeing them at the Summer Palace in Beijing, China.

Author: cathykellyphotography

Independent photographer based in Pittsburgh PA and Naples FL. Nature, landscape and portrait photography. Portfolio includes international work in USA, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Email cathykellyphotography@gmail.com to review work in your area of interest. Nature portfolio includes flowers and wildlife. Prints and digital files for sale. See website: www.cathykellyphotography.com.

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