Saturday, September 11, 2010
LOTUS IN BLOOM!
I told you in my last post that I would publish some LOTUS pictures in BLOOM if I could get back out there and get some. Well, I DID get back out there and I DID get some great shots of beautiful LOTUS flowers in bloom! It is interesting to note that all the while I was wading and shooting (you see, it is quite difficult to get out to these particular Lotus so I had to wade waist-deep out to them!) I kept hearing these 'bleating' noises all around the pond area. I recognized the sounds as something frog-related, in fact, green tree frog-related to be exact. Well.....I took this shot (above) and I didn't realize until I downloaded the picture that there was a GREEN TREE FROG sitting right there inside that bloom looking out at me taking his picture! This was a great surprise to me and it really made my evening to see that little frog peeking out at me in my picture. I had no idea he was in there. This of course is now my favorite of all these LOTUS BLOOM pictures, and maybe even my favorite plant picture of all time. Anyway, here are some of the others pictures too. Isn't the AMERICAN LOTUS a beautiful native Texas plant?!!!