I interupt my Pears WIP to bring you my first lotus bloom! I have taken other pictures but this one is actually my plant. Last year I put out just a couple of seed that I collected. In one season the lotus pads have covered one end of my pond and this bloom is actually on the opposite side from where I planted the seed. I don't think DH is thrilled with my new plant but the blooms are so beautiful. So far I see two more buds so everyone will be seeing more pictures I am sure. If you click on the picture it will show you the larger one so that you can see the details.