Nymphaea Pubescens

A smiling pink water lily in my balcony garden. And once more I am tempted to take a hot steaming cup of tea, sit in my balcony and just gaze at it.

This I tried taking against the rising sun. (Please ignore the dark balcony grills in the back ground.)

Look at the stamens, all pink and folded in ‘namaste’ mudra!

Common name: Pink Water Lily, Pink Lotus
• Manipuri: Tharo angouba
• Tamil: VeLLAmbal
• Sanskrit: Kumuda
• Bengali: Shaluk
• Malayalam: Neerambal
• Kannada: Kannaidile
• Assamese: Nal
Botanical name: Nymphaea pubescens
Family: Nymphaeaceae (Waterlily family)
Synonyms: Nymphaea lotus var. pubescens, Nymphaea purpurea, Nymphaea esculenta

My entry for : I Heart Macro
Today’s Flowers.

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34 Responses

  1. DeniseinVA says:

    I could gaze at those beautiful lilies for ages. Thanks for sharing them Indrani 🙂

  2. I think the blurry dark railings in the top photo only add to the beauty. Lucky you to have such a flower at home!

  3. Stunning blossom and I love the colour too.

  4. Flowers are very receptive and they are happy when they are loved – Mother, Auroville.

    I can sense the happiness in flowers.


  5. Jeevan says:

    Lovely captures on the smiling Lilies! Wonderful angles

  6. Wunderschöne Blüten grossartige Fotografien liebe Indrani…

    Umarmung und liebe Grüsse aus der Schweiz, Hans-Peter

  7. Bibi says:

    I would do exactly the same. Can't get enough of these flowers…

  8. TexWisGirl says:

    it is beautiful. wonderful for you!

  9. Sylvia K says:

    So beautiful indeed, Indrani!! And what a wonderful companion to share some time with — yes, I would do the same thing! Thanks for sharing!! Have a great new week!!

  10. George says:

    This is a beautiful blossom. I can understand why you would want to sit on the balcony and simply enjoy it (and a cup of hot tea!).

  11. Jannibele says:

    Waterlilies are so delicate and beautiful. It's to cold for this kind to bloom in Norway. I enjoy looking at yours:):)

  12. Hilary says:

    I agree with Sara. It all works very nicely together. Lovely flower.

  13. Nisha Jha says:

    Next time when I come to B'lore, I am coming there for a cup of tea. 🙂

  14. I can see why you would like to sit with a sup of tea and gaze at this lovely blossom!

  15. Love that first shot!!!

  16. Laura says:

    What a gorgeous blossom! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

  17. Gorgeous and captivating flower ! Beautiful color !

  18. arabesque says:

    i could gaze at it for hours and not get tired of it. what a nice foto.

  19. Its beautiful. Some girls too have its name.

  20. wow lovely capture!!

  21. Wow, such a beautiful flower, even I would have been tempted to sit with a cuppa in my balcony if I had such a flower in my garden 🙂

  22. Sangeeta says:

    Beautiful, Indrani. And you have this in your balcony? Wow, you must be having a lovely garden out there…

  23. Anita says:

    I love the colour!
    Great that you have in in your balcony 🙂

  24. Hove lovely it would be to sit by these lovely gift of nature, with a cup of tea in hand, watching the world go by…

  25. S. Anupam says:

    Wow! wonderfully captured the Namaste Mudra of Shaluk 🙂

  26. Pallavi says:

    What a gorgeous capture !

  27. ilakshee says:

    Lucky Indrani! What a way to start your day!

  28. This is lovely and I really never noticed the 'namaste mudra' before…daarun !

  29. I loved these… To be exact I adore them… Lucky you.. 🙂

  30. AmitAag says:

    Stunningly beautiful!

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