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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Lotus time


I would suggest clicking the photos to view the expanded view......

I have been wanting to go up to Heron County Park, or as I call it the Heron Viewing Station.  I would have like to see herons, but what I really wanted was to see the these!  I have been wondering if lotus and water lilies are the same thing...thinking that they are.  But according to my search, these are the lotus plants because the leaves and the flowers do not rest on the water. 

It is impossible for me to get a photo of the whole area that does it justice.  So I am zooming in.

They are just so beautiful...

I love them when all that is left is what I guess you would call the seed pod.  In the fall it turns brown and you can shake it and hear the seeds rattle.

Here is one a little farther along..

I hope you have enjoyed these! 

17 comments:

Denise inVA said...

Oh wow, absolutely gorgeous!

Ginny Hartzler said...

So stunning and unusual! I only rarely get to see these. I did not know the difference between Water Lily and Lotus, either. Now I know!! Your first and last picture are my favorites. SO AWESOME, I am LOVING this!!!!

Mildred said...

Oh, I really enjoyed these wonderful pictures. Lovely!

Sandi said...

Very cool... I feel like a visitor to our world when I see things like this. There is so much I haven't seen!

Tom said...

...there are a few spot around here where I can see lotus, but nothing like this!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, wow lovely scene. The lotus blooms are beautiful. Great shots.

Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

Sandra said...

I have never seen a lotus, only water lilies, did not know about these amazing flowers. my favorite photo today is ALL of them. each one I came to was more amazing and I can not choose just one or even 3.

Carol Mattingly said...

Stunning.

don said...

These leaves are unique. I like the general photographs and rhe close ups. They make a final presentation.

Cat Lover said...

Gorgeous photos Rose! The detail is incredible.
Thanks for sharing.
Robin

Christine said...

Lovely and breathtaking to see so many lotus flowers cover the area!

Debby Ray said...

I have never seen a field of these before...only seen them floating on ponds. They are so gorgeous and so are the seed pods!

Ruth Hiebert said...

These are amazing pictures. Around here we have the water lilies,which are beautiful, but so are these.

Red Rose Alley said...

The Lotus blossom is pretty, and that's a cool picture of the seed pod. Love all the detail you can see on the close up. Thanks for sharing, Rose.

~Sheri

Felicia said...

they are gorgeous and quite different than water lilies. the centers are very different.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Wow. I'd love to see THAT!! We have Water Lily and add more to the pond each year. We buy Lotus that are different than these and are annuals. But we do have a Lotus as seen here in your picture. We took it from a lake in Michigan. I never knew what it was. The flowers are white. I benefit so much from the knowledge you research!! lol.
xx, Carol

Klara S said...

WOW, Field of lotus. They don't grow here. Wonderful close ups.

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