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Just sharing with your these photo's of the exquisite
Sacred Lotus flowers, now in bloom in my
home town of Adelaide in South Australia.
They also grow prolifically in French Tahiti
where the seeds are powdered & used
in body scrubs / exfoliants
(the botanic name is Nelumbo Nucifera)
~ I hope you like them ~
In the centre of the pond is a statue entitled
"Boy on Swan"
"Ducks on a pond
a grass bank beyond
a blue sky of spring
white clouds on the wing
what a little thing
to remember for years"
taken from the poem by William Allingham