- Reflection by Jim Brickman
Lotus has always been a symbol of Buddhism to me, but there is another symbol of strength in relation that I heard when I was little, and read it here that its symbolic characteristic of the Lotus flower leads from the observation that the plant’s stalk is easy to bend in two, but is very hard to break because of its many strong sinuous fibers. Poets use this to represent a close unbreakable relationship between two lovers or the members within a family, showing that no matter how far away they might live nothing can really separate them in heart.
My last visit was the peak season for the Water Lilies, and I’m surprised to see a different variety of Lotus at this time of the year. I’ve seen the big round leaves before but have never seen its Lotus flower until now, I often called this a Buddha Lotus but really don’t know the official name.
This leave has a heart shape.
I’ve never seen a purple Lily before, I love the deep rich color.
It’s ashamed that the Lotus seeds are just drying up, I know someone that would love to eat the seeds.
There are many dragonflies and butterflies hovering over the pond, they perched here and there long enough for me to take picture, this one is bigger than your average size dragonfly, closeup image.
There are many fish, and frogs in the pond, this one is just hanging out under the shade, closeup image.