Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Varieties of Waterlilies and Lotus in Thailand

 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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eileeninmd said...

Beautiful waterlilies, great photos!

Hootin' Anni said...

ALL!! of these photos are just breathtakingly beautiful.

My Wednesday photo is a BROWN PELICAN at the marina [I also have another photo, by link, of the same pelican that is much better...a close up on my photo blog].


Hope your Wednesday is treating you well.

LV said...

So nice to such beauty from your country. So much beauty everywhere if we would just look for it.

nice A said...

@eileen and anni, thanks a lot for stopping by here:) I've seen your lovely posts.

nice A said...

@LV, yes, there's so much beauty everywhere if we just try to look for it around. Thanks for this wonderful thought:)

Dhemz said...

holy macaroni...those are gorgeous flowers te....so pretty....I have a water lily plant on my our pond.....liit pa eh...can't wait to bloom a flower...thanks for sharing.....:)

musta po pala?

nice A said...

@dhemz, it's good to have a small pond or even just a big jar at our yard planted with lilies. I'm planning to have one in Pinas. It's so common here.
We're all doing well, Dhemz. Hubby has a break for one week so he has refreshed himself, at least, playing with Jako. Thanks a lot. And you, how's your week? How's Akesha?

scribbler said...

Wow, ang ganda naman. The white one on the top is so delicately beautiful. Love it!

nice A said...

@scribbler, thanks so much for liking these flowers here. yes, white lilies are delicately beautiful to me, too.
hope you're doing well there, dear:)

vivapinay said...

Lovely flowers.. great shots!

nice A said...

@vivapinay, thanks a lot for making it here:)

Eleanor Thorel said...

These are beautiful photograghs! I would love to see your country. Thank you for your blog!


nice A said...

@Ellie, although it's not my own country, you're very much welcome here. You will certainly love it here if you come.

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