Friday, September 30, 2016

TODAY'S FLOWERS #425 - September 30th, 2016


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Today I am showcasing the Lotus found at Meadowlark Gardens when we visited in July.  The Lotus is one of my favorite flowers.  Yes I have many favorites, but the Lotus is high on the list.  

I found a lovely video on the life cyle of the Lotus.  If you can't see the video below, you can view it here.




"Sky above them, earth below, peace within."
~Author Unknown~


"The lotus flower blooms most beautifully from the deepest and thickest mud."
~Buddhist Proverb~


"May I live like the lotus, at ease in muddy water."
~Author Unknown~



Today's Flowers was originally created by Luiz Santilli, Jr. Thank you Luiz!  I am now its host. 



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41 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos, video and quotations!

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  2. Your lotus photos are fabulous Denise. I have never seen it in bloom, only those decorative seedheads! Have a great weekend.

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  3. They are exquisite things aren't they?

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  4. Your shots are gorgeous!! My favorites are 5, 7, & 8. I love water lilies, but did not know they are Lotus!! So glad I learned this!! I always just called them water lilies, but maybe they are not even a lily at all.

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  5. They are pure elegance and beauty! Wishing you a beautiful weekend filled with flowers! Thank you for hosting.

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  6. Dear Denise,

    I have never seen Lotus in that beauty before. It is most beautiful and I can't let my eyes of it.
    Thank you so much for sharing these stunning pictures.

    Best wishes - Julia

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  7. So loveley, dear Denise, so stunning!
    Great shots from a real beauty ...
    Have a nice weekend ... greetings, Frauke

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  8. Lovely flowers. Reminds of of days gone by when my pond was filled with beauties like these, until the weed took over!

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  9. Hi Denise,
    marvelous photos of these fabulous Lotus flowers. Amazing !
    Thank you for hosting. Have a great weekend, denise.
    Best, Synnöve

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  10. Hello Denise!:) Exquisitely beautiful flowers, and beautiful photos and video, showing the different stages of it's short life. Denise, I'll link up later, have to go out right now.

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  11. Fantásticas estas flores de nenúfares.
    Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.
    Andarilhar

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  12. I love lotus too - very beautiful flowers and photos. A joyful way to greet the day

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  13. I have never seen a lotus. these are Stunning!!! and your photos are much better than the video. awesome shots of a gorgeous flower

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  14. Lovely lotuses! I visited Meadowlark last weekend, thanks to you, and will be sharing a few photos in the Fridays to come! Now I definitely want to go back when more flowers like this are blooming.

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  15. Heisann; brilliant post this week! Have a nice weekend ;:OD)

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  16. Hello Denise, the lotus flowers are beautiful. Gorgeous images. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  17. Lotuses are beautiful, thanks for the video. I too love them. Have fun this beautiful weekend.

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  18. Breathtaking series of the Lotus, Denise! For years I didn't know they're blooming in front of the botanical building in Balboa Park in San Diego, till I saw on blogs what Lotus looked like:):) Thanks for hosting!

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  19. Hi Denise, such a beautiful flowers with exquisite colours, thought the video was good and loved the music with it. When they finished flowering the seed head almost looks like a pepper pot. Have a good weekend. Regards John

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  20. Wundervolle Lotusblüten!!!!
    Großartige Aufnahmen!!!!
    Liebe Grüße, Karin

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  21. The lotus is a lovely flower, Denise. The pink and white colors are so delicate just like the flower.

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  22. A most beautiful and delicate delight!
    Lovely photo's Denise.

    All the best Jan

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  23. Hi Denise, I adore the lotuses (loti?) right along with you. Beautifully photographed, as usual. For some reason, I am unable to link up as the image doesn't show. It's at http://www.lovethatimage.com/blog/2016/09/pink-japanese-anemone/ and I hope you'll drop by. Thank you so much.

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  24. Truly wonderful! I've never seen a lotus in real, know only the dry pieces for decoration...
    Enjoy your weekend

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  25. Such a sweet post - talk about eye-candy :-)

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    1. Dear Denise - Don't know how it came about - but thank you so much for linking.

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  26. The lotus is a stunning flower and you did it justice with this lovely post, Denise.
    Amalia
    xo

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  27. Wow !!! I love this lovely post and these beautiful flowers !!
    Happy weekend !

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  28. The lotus are gorgeous! Great shots.

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  29. Simply gorgeous! Lovely quotes to go with your lovely photos.

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  30. Dear Denise thank you for hosting.
    The images of your lotus flowers are stunning! They are so pure and delicate.
    I have linked my post but I made a silly error with cropping my image, sorry.
    Have a truly wonderful week :)

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  31. Hello Denise, thank you for hosting Todays Flowers and editing my photo, much appreciated!
    Your images of the delicate lotus flowers are stunning, so pure.
    Have a truly wonderful week :)x

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  32. Exquisite shots, Denise!
    Thanks for linking up with the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

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