I was quite delighted a few weeks ago to notice that a couple of Lotus Flowers [Nelumbo nucifera 荷花] had bloomed in the lotus ponds in Jhongsing Village. In the last few days or so, the number blooming has grown dramatically. I went out yesterday morning to take a few shots. It rained the previous night and some of the raindrops on the leaves created some lovely bokeh in a few photos.
Ready to open
The picture below is my favorite of the bunch, it reminds me of traditional paintings depicting Hindu deities standing atop of lotus blossoms [well, as close as I can get without someone real or supernatural actually standing on top]:
Balancing the elements [attempting to at least]