Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Lotus pond [Watery & Outdoor Wednesday]

From ancient times, the lotus has been a divine symbol in Asian traditions representing purity and beauty. The lotus flower grows in muddy water and rises above the surface to bloom with remarkable beauty. At night the flower closes and sinks underwater, at dawn it rises and opens again.

"I love the lotus because while growing from mud, it is unstained."

~ Zhou Dunyi


28 comments:

Spiderdama said...

So green..great pictures! I wanna be in your header:-)
Have a nice evening!

Photo Cache said...

that's a real cinderella story. thanks for the education.

Randi said...

Your pond is so beautiful - mine is covered with ice.

Lorac said...

I especially love the pink ones. Sooo pretty! Love the header pic too!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Such a pretty water flower. What I really like about the first shot is the one tiny ripple in the water. :-)

eden said...

Beautiful flowers. Great shots. Thanks for sharing information about it.

J Bar said...

Beautiful pond.
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Your EG Tour Guide said...

It's nice to see green growing thinh=gs this time of year. :)

Clarissa said...

I'm always amazed by your shots,LM!!Your work is a pro!!^_^

re:glad to hear that you have been to Dgte.malapit lang kami sa airport!

Carolyn Ford said...

Such beautiful lotus flowers! I saw some amazing one's in Kamakura, Japan a few years ago. I did not know they sank beneath the water at night. Very interesting. Beautiful captures...

ρομπερτ said...

Pictures like poetry.

A wonderful Wednesday for you.

January said...

Pretty lotus sissy!

Happy Wednesday!

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Hilda said...

I like the quotation that you included — so true. Lovely and peaceful photos.

Happy Watery Wednesday! I hope the rest of your week goes by peacefully.

momgen said...

Pretty green watery Wednesday entry. Mine is up...

Mine is here

Ebie said...

Beautiful and very poetic. My name in Chinese is waterlily when translated!

Great photos!

LV said...

I enjoyed your blog very much today. I did not know all that about lotus.

Rinkly Rimes said...

Beautiful shots of a very symbolic flower.

nice A said...

Very relaxing photos you have here, Luna:)

Regina said...

How beautiful!
"Fun In The Sun"

eileeninmd said...

They are lovely flowers, great shots!

Sidney said...

Indeed very beautiful flowers...interesting info.

Irene said...

Beautiful flowers. And great shots!

Joyce said...

Nice shot and I have to say I find these flowers so calming to look at. Now your red post yesterday was wonderful especially the tree for the Chinese new year.
Joyce

chubskulit said...

beautiful lotus.

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Love Bears All Things said...

Unique and wonderful.
Mama Bear

Helena said...

Great shots! These are gorgeous flowers. :)

Misalyn said...

Love the white lotus flower. I like the quote too. Have a great day.

Natasha said...

I love what the lotus represents too. Beautiful pictures.

Best wishes,
Natasha.