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Photographing an Old Friend

Photographing an Old Friend

October 21, 2011 1 Comment »

  Each year at my mom’s house we have a bit of a tradition: photographing the pink lotus. Because lotus blooms don’t tend to last very long, we have a... Read More »

Angled Pink Lotus Wallpaper

Angled Pink Lotus Wallpaper

July 1, 2011 No Comments »

This is, I believe, our third wallpaper featuring a pink lotus, and it won’t be the last. It’s a common water garden plant, and it’s one of the most beautiful.... Read More »

Ancient Pink Lotus Wallpaper

Ancient Pink Lotus Wallpaper

March 11, 2011 1 Comment »

This week’s wallpaper, unlike last week’s, is definitely a water garden plant. This beautiful pink lotus was photographed in the Ancient Lotus Park in Gyōda, Japan. These bright pink lotuses... Read More »

Algae – It’s Not Easy Being Green

Algae – It’s Not Easy Being Green

January 12, 2011 2 Comments »

Kermit the Frog knows what it’s like to be misunderstood. To conquer algae, one must think like algae. Confusion over exactly where the assemblage of organisms commonly called algae fits... Read More »

Over-wintering Hardy Water Lily and Lotus

Over-wintering Hardy Water Lily and Lotus

December 14, 2010 No Comments »

It is not necessary to bring Hardy Water Lilies and Lotus inside, unless the pond is likely to freeze solid, including the roots. For over-wintering, the goal is to keep... Read More »

Lotus the Superhydrophobe

Lotus the Superhydrophobe

October 14, 2010 No Comments »

And we thought it was just another pretty flower. It’s a little known fact (as Cliff Clavin from Cheers would say), that the leaves of the lotus plant (Nelumbo) are... Read More »