{floral friday}

{floral friday #28}

{floral friday #28}
Welcome to this week’s {floral friday}!
Since the hubby and I are going out of town for a long weekend (pictures of Amsterdam will follow), my mom is stepping in again and offered to share some of her incredible photography. Danke Mama! ;)
She took these beautiful Lotus flower pictures two years ago in an arboretum in Hamburg. Aren’t they pretty?
{floral friday #28}
A few facts about the Lotus:
  • According to Egyptian mythology, the Lotus is related to the sun, as it flowers at the day hours, and closes by night. The Lotus is even believed to have given birth to the sun. (source)
  • The Lotus is a sacred flower for Buddhists.
  • The Lotus flowers, seeds, young leaves and rhizomes are all edible.

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16 Comments

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    Tina
    Friday August 19th, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Great shots. This flowers are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing with *WEEKENDFLOWERS* :) LG Tina

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    Patricia Torres
    Friday August 19th, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Absolutely gorgeous images!!

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    Pearl Maple
    Friday August 19th, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    beautiful flowers, the colouring is so delicate

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    Sewandthecity
    Friday August 19th, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Lovely photos!

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    Seaweed and Raine
    Friday August 19th, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    V, your mum’s shots are breathtaking! I love lotus’. I am also quite partial to lotus paste cakes that you can get from Asian shops here… they are DEEEE-LISH!

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    Carrie P.
    Friday August 19th, 2011 at 02:32 PM

    Simply gorgeous.
    Have fun.

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    Robin
    Friday August 19th, 2011 at 04:38 PM

    Gorgeous flowers! Thanks for posting! :0)

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    Jenna Caring
    Friday August 19th, 2011 at 08:35 PM

    These are beautiful. I really enjoy your Floral Fridays!

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    Karin M.
    Sunday August 21st, 2011 at 07:29 AM

    Fantastic photos .…. I really like …
    LG: Karin

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    Mami Made It
    Sunday August 21st, 2011 at 08:42 AM

    Amazing blossom!

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    LauraX
    Sunday August 21st, 2011 at 03:10 PM

    the shadows and light elevate these flowers to magnificence!

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    Nik
    Wednesday August 24th, 2011 at 08:58 AM

    Beautiful photos!!
    http://photographernaturally.blogspot.com

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    zaylyn
    Thursday August 25th, 2011 at 11:45 PM

    These are stunning pictures!! I love to see floral pics. Your mom is very talented! New follower from the creative hop. Hope you can visit my blog and follow back at tootsabellarose.blogspot.com

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    Jill
    Friday August 26th, 2011 at 02:12 AM

    Beautiful flowers as always! Hope you have a lovely weekend away!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime
    Friday August 26th, 2011 at 03:26 AM

    Really appreciate you linking up this fantastic post at the Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop. Hope you’ll continually share your creativity with us at the weekly party :)

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    petite hermine
    Saturday August 27th, 2011 at 10:40 PM

    Lotus flowers are so gorgeous! Lotus roots (rhizomes) are also delicious :)

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