Tuesday, June 30, 2009

From the mud . . . .

In the Chinese Garden, there's this enormous flowering plant. Until this moment, i forgot they don't simply sit on top of the water like some of the paintings we see. Golly! These were almost as tall from the water as I am from the ground.
You remember the well known chant, (Nam yay ho renge kiyo - excuse my transliteration) - " from the mud the lotus grows" . . . do you?
Do you remember?
This is like from the mud the lotus explodes towards the heavens.

There are lotus blooms in the Chinese Garden, Japanese Garden and English Garden. I couldn't really get close enough to do it justice for you. Fortunately the Garden allows us to post their professional photos, I'll do that for you next.

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