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.


“Whenever 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.