June 2, 2011

A water lily flower in my garden

A Suiren (water lily) flower has just bloomed on the calm surface of the water in my garden to tell me the steady approach of that dazzling summer.

For three days, the floating flower of water lily repeats its opening in the morning and closing early in the evening according to the temperature change of a day until its short brilliant life comes to end.

The name "Sui-ren" means "lotus which sleeps" because its flower seems to wake up in the morning and fall asleep in the evening.

I am wondering if this flower dreams a sweet dream in its peaceful sleep on the water.

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