Monday, July 16, 2012

Pic Today 7/16/12









SACRED LOTUS FLOWERS
HAVE GONE TO SLEEP

Another sign of our extreme heat
can be seen in the plants, especially the flowers.

The lotus flowers have dropped their blossoms
and put their energy into seed pods,
already getting ready for the next season.

Lotus seed pods are always so interesting,
and beautiful as they harden and dry,
with combs protecting 20-30 seeds per pod.

In tropical parts of the world,
lotus seed pods are collected and sold at market.
The seeds are edible, and cooked or eaten raw.

Nature struggles to thrive and survive
this record setting heat.
(And she shall.)


8 comments:

  1. I love photos of plants and nature! Honestly, I'm a fool for it!

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  2. Charming photos Rick.
    Have a good week.
    xo

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  3. ✿✿¸.•°
    Que lindo!
    Amigo, vendo essa primeira foto é que percebo o longo caminho que tenho para aprender a fotografar...

    Boa semana!
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil
    ✿✿¸.•°

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  4. I like the first photo very much, almost abstract and beautiful colors.
    nice greetings
    Elektra

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  5. Lovely photos. I just love the first photo!

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  6. What a beautiful series this is.
    You have captured some really wonderful detail in these amazing pods.

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  7. I love these photos ...
    They are a dream ...

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