May 18, 2012

A Suiren (Nymphaea) flower in Kita-kamakura

Every flower speaks to us silently of the beauty of the universe where we live.

After the morning rain, this flower of water lily was decorated exquisitely with shining raindrops.

The floating flower of water lily opens in the morning and closes in the early evening for three days or so until its short life comes to end.

The name "Suiren" means "sleeping lotus" because its flower seems to wake up in the morning and fall asleep in the evening.

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