A lotus flower grows in the mud. The thicker and deeper the mud, the more beautiful the lotus blooms.

"To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. When you are born a lotus flower, be a beautiful lotus flower, don’t try to be a magnolia flower. If you crave acceptance and recognition and try to change yourself to fit what other people want you to be, you will suffer all your life. True happiness and true power lie in understanding yourself, accepting yourself, having confidence in yourself." ~ - Thich Nhat Hanh, The Art of Power

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purple #Colorful Roses| http://colorfulrosesjake.blogspot.com

Spring pond......

Red Orange and Teal

♂ Stillness You are where you need to be. Just breathe ~

Lotus Flower Surreal Series: DD0A9608-1000 by Bahman Farzad on Flickr.

Pink lotus. So pretty

Beautiful tropical water lilies. The tropicals hold their stems above the water by 4-6 inches while the hardy types have blossoms that sit at the water level.

The Art of Display. Simple yet so beautiful...a white flower shown in contrast to the rustic wood.

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Sun diamonds on the lake!

Trailing Rosemary produces beautiful blue foliage. It requires little water, and has a moderate growth rate. It has no allergens, but yet is very fragrant.

Water lily. http://media-cache-ec4.pinterest.com/upload/145944844144663018_iizj3EHw_c.jpg

Blue Lotus Flower Reflections / blue / color / blue Flower / flower / - IMG_7729 by Bahman Farzad, via Flickr

Glowing Lotus

Art project Waterlily Lotus Flower oil painting by Maui Hawaii artist © Anna Keay. Fine art tropical flowers via keayplaza.com

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Nymphaea ‘Peach Blow’, tropical water lily at Longwood Gardens. | Pinterest: инструмент для поиска и хранения интересных идей