I am back… 😉 Exhausted, but had a wonderful time. It is one of the best trips I have ever had!
The day after I arrived at Maryland, my brother-in-law Huey and my sister Yvonne took us to Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens for its Lotus & Water Lily Cultural Festival (Thank you, Huey and Yvonne!!!) Oh My God! I have never seen so many lotus blossoms in such a close distance. Huge flowers! And every one of them is beautiful!
Cee has posted many great photos of lotus blossoms. At first, I worried if my photos would end up as imitations of Cee’s – not as good as originals, but carry the same flavor. Now I look at my photos again, it amazes me how two people can photograph the same flower but come out with different yet both beautiful results (Yes, I think mine are beautiful too. Ha.)
Here are some of mine. It is very difficult to pick, so first I make a decision on the number of photos that I want to post and then it is more like “whichever I saw first got posted”.
Kids had fun touching snakes… etc.
I could spend the whole day there, but we had to move on. When I left the garden, I felt content, and joyful. I wonder if everyone spends 30 minutes in a garden like this every day, would we have a more peaceful world.