One of my favorite places to photograph in the summer is Kenilworth Gardens in Washington DC. They have the most incredible ponds full of lotus blossoms I’ve even seen. I try to visit Kenilworth a few times each summer. When I spotted this pair of lotus blossoms in a small garden near the visitor center, I knew I had to photograph them. I loved the way the two flowers were both fully open, with one above the other. It let me show the amazing shape of the blossoms – and the varying shades of pink in each petal. It also allowed me to share the wonderful bright yellow seed pods – which are often hard to see when you view the lotus blossoms from the side.
Lotuses have been a divine symbol in religions around the world for centuries. Egyptians dedicated the lotus to Horus, the god of the sun and it represented reproductive power and fertility. Persians used lotuses as symbols of sun and light. Hindus revere the lotus and have associated with many deities including Vishnu and Lakshmi who are often portrayed on a pink lotus, while the goddess Sarasvati is portrayed on a white lotus.
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