I was hoping to see the lotus in bloom and it might be towards the end of the month, although I'm glad there were some water lilies in bloom. We got there around 9:15 am and the sun was high by then. We definitely have to get there earlier next time. I used my telephoto… Continue reading Flowers at Biltmore
It was an overcast day on Saturday, and this might be a good thing to photograph water lilies. They are as pretty as ever, here are the photos. This was taken with a Canon T2i, Aperture Priority, f/20, 1/10sec, ISO-100, Exposure bias 0, focal length 80mm, pattern metering mode, white balance cloudy, closeup cropped Aperture… Continue reading Water Lilies at Biltmore August 21, 2010
The best time to photograph lotus and water lily is early morning when the buds first open, and my schedules on Saturday and Sunday morning were so hectic that I took these photos on both days while I was waiting for my dad and sisters. The floating gazebo adds a visual interest to the pond.… Continue reading Lotus and Water Lilies at Wat Lao Buddhavong July 3, 2010
We visited Biltmore on Sunday to see the Lotus and Water Lilies. I didn't realize that they open as early as 8:30 am, and we got there at 9:15 am, a perfect timing for the morning sunlight and the Water Lilies open early. They are absolutely beautiful. It was a windy day, and it took… Continue reading Lotus and Water Lilies at Biltmore
I went home for lunch today and my Water Lily is in bloom. The Lily is so white that it gives off a glare that even a polarizing filter doesn’t help either.
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… Continue reading Lotus in August at Biltmore Estate
Continued from Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2009 the 30 Year Anniversary Celebration As I've mentioned in my Lotus or Water Lily at Biltmore post that in Buddhism, the lotus is one of the Eight Auspicious Symbols and one of the most poignant representations of Buddhist teaching, so not surprised to see it here at… Continue reading Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2009 Water Lilies in July
Seems like I've been lazy as the name of the post, but I'm actually on vacation this week and have a chance to visit Lazy 5 Ranch again. It's a privately owned exotic animal drive thru park that offers a 3.5 mile safari through the gently sloping pasturelands of Piedmont, North Carolina. There are over… Continue reading Lazy 5 Ranch
In Buddhism, the lotus is one of the Eight Auspicious Symbols and one of the most poignant representations of Buddhist teaching. The roots of a lotus are in the mud, the stem grows up through the water, and the heavily scented flower lies pristinely above the water, basking in the sunlight. This pattern of growth… Continue reading Lotus or Water Lily at Biltmore
My cousin from Paris, France and oldest sister from NYC are visiting with us, and we took them to visit Biltmore on Saturday. I'll post more photos when I've more time.
I know this is the proudest moment for me to be able to finally harvest some vegetables from my garden, it has been very rewarding thus far. My first water lily in bloom. I'll be visiting Biltmore today and can't wait to see their water lily. My Water Hyacinth is spreading rapidly, looks very healthy… Continue reading The Fruit of My Labor
Bo has been bragging about his friend's pond to my second sister and I, and we finally had a chance to visit her yesterday. The pond sits behind her house in wooded area. Her pregnant cat drinks water from the pond waterfall. Her Koi fish are not big, she gives them fish food flakes. Her… Continue reading Tanja’s Pond