In Asian culture, lotus is a symbol of purity. Probably because it can grow to a beautiful flower in a muddy soil. This water plant has a thin layer wax on its surface so it is waterproof (unless the wax layer break apart).There are a lot of varieties of lotus. In this photo, the petal is violet with yellow center. It so contrast and attractive. I like it very much, it refreshin' my eyes! ^_^
This was a violet lotus that i saw when me and my classmates visited HB Garden Guest House in Cinangneng, Bogor (West Java-Indonesia), for field trip.
Picture was taken on Cinangneng, Bogor, March 2012. Posted first time on Lensa Khatulistiwa (my old photoblog) at 28th April 2012.