Travel

Water Lilies at Biltmore August 21, 2010

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

Fish Pond, Plant

Lotus and Water Lilies at Wat Lao Buddhavong July 3, 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

Mp3, Music, Travel

Lotus in August at Biltmore Estate

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

Fish Pond

Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2009 Water Lilies in July

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

Buddhism, Travel

Lotus or Water Lily at Biltmore

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 Garden

The Fruit of My Labor

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