What Do You See in a Lotus Flower?

by Todd Smith on August 23, 2009

Three weeks ago the newsletter featured lotuses and water lilies. I didn’t get a chance to post all the photos here before I left for vacation.

Personally, I find lotuses and water lilies to be amazing. They are different from most other plants because they grow in the water… and their blossoms are fantastic.

Maybe it’s the fact that Monet glamorized them for us, or that the cultures of the East consider it to be highly auspicious. Maybe it’s the fact that to photograph them you have to wade through waist deep water and mud. Maybe it’s their wonderful aroma. I’m not sure what it is that makes water lilies and lotuses so alluring.

Do they have an appeal for you? What is it about them that catches your attention? Let me know in the comments below.

By the way, I am changing my blog schedule to Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday for a while. Let me know how this works for you.

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shama gandhi August 24, 2009 at 5:01 pm

these are beautifully captured images
looking at them one can absorb their serenity
A lotus appeals to me as from childhood we were told
to aspire to live our life “like a lotus” untouched by the dirty
water it grows in,and unruffled by the ripples caused by rains etc.
They are beautiflow flowers, very saatwic, used as offerings in temples.

Todd Smith August 24, 2009 at 5:26 pm

Thanks, Shama. It’s great to hear from you. Yes, that’s a wonderful characteristic of the lotus… “untouched by the dirty water it grows in.” What a great thing to aspire to!

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