Admiring Lotus Blooms in Thailand

Lotus flowers dominate the landscape in Thailand. I saw this delicate beauty growing vigorously in ponds and swamps, even in the road side ditches. I struggle to grow these in my little terracotta pool and in the road sides of Thailand I saw them flourishing.

Many times I felt like wading through the slush and plucking them. All stages of the flower are alluring and the sight so soothing, I came away framing them. The seeds are known to be dormant for as long as 200 years. This is one of the reasons why lotus is a symbol of immortality and resurrection.

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30 Responses

  1. Sridharan says:

    Wonderful..! Ideal lighting and well exposed to bring out the true colors..!

  2. LauraX says:

    gorgeous Indrani…there is something so enchanting about the pod as well as the blossoms and leaves…perhaps they speak to possibility, and that is what I love about them…yes, I think that's it.

  3. Pietro says:

    Very lovely flower and leaves with beautiful colors, Indrani.

  4. Joop Zand says:

    I like these flowers….. very nice Indrani.

    Greetings, Joop

  5. ester says:

    Wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Jama says:

    So pretty! they grow well in my tropical country too.

  7. Bernie says:

    Fabulous! Thanks for sharing … I had no idea the seeds lay dormant for as long as 200 years! That's simply amazing.

  8. i love the 2nd photo. they're amazing plants…they thrive on mud and water.:p

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  9. kanak7 says:

    Great captures! Every part of the plant is beautiful! Love the last photo!

  10. Lovely photos, friend. Me too struggled to grow lotus in my pond, finally gave up. Waterlily grows well here, but lotus has a charm of its own

  11. How wonderful, Wild Lotus flowers.

  12. Carver says:

    These are all such beautiful shots. Lotus blooms are very lovely.

  13. Viola says:

    Green and lovely! 🙂 And picture no 3 such a special plant!! I have never seen it before.
    Great temples and ruins below.. many beautiful pictures! 🙂

    Have a nice Sunday! 🙂

  14. chubskulit says:

    Gorgeous bloom!

    My flower, have a blessed Sunday!

  15. Leovi says:

    I love the beautiful tones you have achieved in these flowers and other motifs. Really beautiful. A greeting.

  16. Rajesh says:

    Very lovely lotus blooms.

  17. Anya says:

    Nice to now more about a lotus bloom.
    Cute shot …
    Thanks for the info !!

  18. Utterly gorgeous, my friend.

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  20. Krishna says:

    Hi indrani

    useful information

    excellent photos

    thanks for sharing

  21. Carletta says:

    200 years – that's a long time!!!
    Wonderful images!

  22. ladyfi says:

    What beautiful flowers! I do love the lotus – and they are good to eat too.

  23. Evelyn says:

    The 2nd photo is gorgeous – looks so fresh. Everything looks so healthy and green.

  24. I agree… all stages of the flower are worth capturing for keeps sake. Whoa! 200 yrs is a long long time to stay dormant. lovely pix.

  25. Arija says:

    I love the lotus from bud to seed pod. Nice shots.

  26. Chie Wilks says:

    such a beauty..their beauty shine even in muddy water

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  27. BJ Roan says:

    Gorgeous! Great composition.

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