White waterlilies are so rare.
Here's a different variety - purple pink.
And the most common - deep pink.
Pink waterlily blossom amidst azollas
Yellow is also rare.
Insects are attracted to these beautiful flowers.
And this one is unique, too - purple.
I love this variety of multi-layer pink lotus.
Multi-layer white lotus with green accent
It's a single layer white lotus with blossom about to open. This variety has pink color as well.
Here's a lotus blossom used as offering for Buddhist religious ceremonies.
Here's a digital macro shot of white lotus with yellow seed head. This seed head becomes green when mature like the one at the back of this lovely flower. It is also used for flower arrangements and for offering. Its seeds are edible. The stalk or rhizome of lotus is also eaten in Thailand and different parts of the world.
I took these photos on different days and places around Bangkok while enjoying outdoors. I'm joining another Wednesday meme- Outdoor Wednesday- for the first time as it's a good way to set off stress on midweeks especially when the tough gets going. The famous saying goes:
"Go out and smell the roses".
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