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    Well, I waited a bit too long to try and snap a good shot of the lotus show this time. Hopefully I will get a better shot as the new buds open. It really has been so beautiful this year. Gilda sent this to us a few years ago and we have it planted in a large tub and sitting in the pond. I am sure it has moved out of the tub by now since it has gotten so huge. A couple of days ago two blooms were open and just stunning. I should have taken the photo that day, but instead I waited until after a storm here and now this is what I have. LOL. I will try to get a better shot. If you want to see a close up of the flower from a different blooming, look here: lotus

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    It seems to be very healthy and keeps putting out the bud, though the flowers fade to white rather quickly. I really love them when they first open and are the more pink color.

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    I bet they were beautiful BD, Do they make the wonderful pods?
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    Yes. We call them shower-heads. Some are large, some are small. They are cool.

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    They are great in arrangements.

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    Bruce,
    Your lotus has really grown !! It looks very happy.
    I too, waited to long to get a pic. of ours and the hard rain we had this afternoon demolished it...another bud should open sometime this week, and I will try again.
    Ours doesn't bloom as well as it should because it is confined to the barrell, but I adore the leaves as much as the flower ! The "shower heads" are an added bonus !

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    I got out there this morning and snapped a couple more shots. The next bloom is already fully open, so still not the best capture of this beauty of this lotus, but I think you can see from these images how pretty it is. It sits in one corner of the pond that runs along the side of our house. Enjoy.

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    Cheers,
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    I am speechless... how beautiful!

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    Bruce, those are lovely. I like the morning pink color too. And I love your pond, er, lake! How wonderful to have a nice property like that. You can't swing a squirrel in my yard without hitting a neighbor!

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    AAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tmai View Post
    And I love your pond, er, lake! How wonderful to have a nice property like that.
    It does look like a lake! And from the few pictures I have seen of your greenhouse, the oversized pond, you seem to live in a very beautiful setting.

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