EST. 2009

April 23, 2011

That Lotus Love

SAID IN INDIAN LEGEND TO HAVE BLOOMED along the footsteps of Gautama Buddha and famed in Greek literature as the wonderful apathy-inducing food of the lotophagi, the fresh and graceful Lotus finds itself to be my new favorite flower.

I've never actually seen Lotus flowers before, at least not still unpicked. So it would have been my first encounter of the much romanticized aquatic perennial at the Nacianceno farm last weekend.

Representing "purity of body, speech and mind, as if floating above muddy waters of attachment and desire", the Lotus represents divinity in various Asian traditions.

I sure could use a bit of that.

Thanks Gino for a leisurely day at the farm! Photos by Lady San Pedro.