This post contains 11 photos of beautiful lotus flowers.
We were travelling with the wind.
At the start of our trip, the hurricane Neoguri was ahead of us. We flew over and past the super typhoon.
When we landed at Shikoku, the hurricane has got up with us and was heading further north towards Osaka and Tokyo.
When the hurricane past us by, the weather was unsettled – we had some heavy down pours when we reached the Ritsurin Gardens.
The down pour continued as we walked into the garden. There were still people strolling the gardens while upholding their umbrellas.
I was thinking of taking some beautiful pictures of the lotus. The rain has shattered my dreams – many of the lotus flowers were deformed by the rain.
Many of the flowers have petals pointing downwards to the ground or fallen to the ground – so where have all the good flowers gone?
We could see rain drops trickling down the petals and the stalks.
There was no use of zooming in on the flowers as many of the flowers were not intact.
However, this did not deter me from taking pictures of the flowers – it was a sea of lotus which I have never seen before.
I like the mix of the pink flowers and the green leaves.
The extent of the lotus pads were so extensive that they just filled my lenses.
Yes, we may not have a bright day when flowers bloom and robins sing, but who cares, God has given me another perspective – a totally different view of the lotus pond, battered lotus which still retained their beautiful colors and together with the buds and the leaves, they were just magnificent.
It was like a sea of flowers.
Who wouldn’t want to have sunny days when everything go smoothly, but I must be grateful that the Lord has allowed me another beautiful day.
The sky did clear up when I walked past the Monet’s Japanese bridge ( only I like to see it that way) and that I did take good photos of the bridge in the garden which will remain in my mind forever!
Maybe, I will come back another time, another weather!