Floral Friday Fotos: Beauty arises from the mud

This morning an exquisite pink water lily appeared in my mom-in-law’s garden pond. How amazing it is that a flower of such great beauty is able to emerge unsullied from the murky, muddy depths.

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β€œWhenever you should doubt your self-worth, remember the lotus flower. Even though it plunges to life from beneath the mud, it does not allow the dirt that surrounds it to affect its growth or beauty.” ~ from “Rise up and salute the sun.” Suzy Kassem

Wishing you all a lovely weekend. On Saturday we fly back to our home in Florida, after a wonderful few weeks of visiting family and friends in South Africa and England.

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71 comments on “Floral Friday Fotos: Beauty arises from the mud

  1. Lovely shot! I guess that is why the lotus and water lily are religious symbols of purity and of the soul cleansing itself spiritually and arising out of the mire of common temporal existence.
    Thank you for taking part in the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

  2. Oh yes … love this Sylvia ! Safe travels home .. gosh … it only feels like you’ve just begun ….
    Always great to be back home though isn’t it x

  3. LOVE water lilies!! which reminds me, I think it’s about time for the ones at a local park to bloom. thanks for the prompt πŸ™‚ and thanks for sharing such a lovely flower, ah…..

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