Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - Water Lily


"The Water Lily is a symbol of dignity and nobility, since the lotus can appear beautiful and clean even while growing in the mud. This is a dedication to the achievements of courageous people who can keep their good qualities, even in the mud of difficulty."



credits: words & photo
..the words have been slightly altered

34 comments:

Babs (Beetle) said...

Great sentiment! One we should all aspire to :O)

Liquid said...

This resounds a Natalie Merchant song..........

So beautiful is the Lily!

Awake In Rochester said...

Babs (Beetle),

Amen! I'm still working on it. ;o)

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Liquid,

It is taken from a song, but it's "The Lotus Fairy" by Grace Chang. If you go to the bottom of the post, and click on "words" it will take you to a sample of the music. My old computer won't allow me to hear it, but I thought that the Lyrics were beautiful.

Lady Banana said...

It is indeed a beautiful flower!

RennyBA said...

I do agree: Beautiful. Often seen at Norwegian smaller lakes.

Drowsey Monkey said...

Oh that's so pretty :)

Drowsey Monkey said...

I like your Ernie & Bert photo on the sidebar, lol. Just noticed that. Very cool.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Lady Banana,

Thank you! ;o)

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi RennyBA,

Renny it's good to see you again! Sounds like you know the beauty first hand. ;o)

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Drowsey Monkey,

Ah, you noticed Ernie & Bert! As a lesbian I support gay marriage. I wanted to make a statement, but didn't want it to upset my more conservative friends. I hope that I've struck the right balance.

Liquid said...

Just poppin' in to wish you a wondrous day and weekend to follow!

:)

The Daily Blonde said...

GORGEOUS!!

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Liquid,

Well, thank you! You too!

By the way, you have a beautiful eye.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi The Daily Blonde,

I know you are! ;o) Sorry, I couldn't pass that one up.

I call dcrblogs the twitter king. Maybe I should call you the twitter queen. ;o) Wow, 2,400 followers! I honestly don't know how you do it.

Welcome to my blog!

meleah rebeccah said...

Beautiful photo.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi meleah rebeccah,

Thanks! Nice pajamas. ;o)

dmarks said...

Nice photo! I can't get past Bert's unibrow. But I guess Ernie can.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi dmarks,

Yes, but Ernie doesn't have any eyebrows, so it all balances out. ;o)

Speedcat Hollydale said...

I would like to be a bearded Water Lily .... and drink lemonade in the mud.

Muddy, muddy mud skipper, Gilluigan and the Proooo fessor toooo .... Marianne, she is kinda cuty, the movie star is not as nice ...

SpeedyCat is glad to know you!!

Great post :-)

Speedcat Hollydale said...

I have a unibrow ... well, I used to. Things keep falling out

Liquid said...

Got a little "happy" for you over at my place. Pop in and grab it when ya' get a chance!

:)

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Speedcat Hollydale,

My eyebrows are kine of thin these days.

I'm glad to know you too!

Mary Anne OR Ginger?

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Liquid,

You have a little "happy" for me? That's a cute way of putting it. lol

Let's see. It's not my Birthday. Hmm, A Puppy?! No, couldn't be. Umm, did you find me a wonderful lesbian woman? Hmm, I don't even know your politics. Let's see? The name Liquid. Um, Do you have a Strawberry Daiquiri for me? Could be. Well, I give up guessing. I'll be right over. ;o)

Dragonfly said...

It is beautiful. And you've been tagged :-)

Hahn at Home said...

Hope you will be at the protests!

Have a great weekend!

Nurse Amanda Hugankiss said...

Very NICE! I am typing in the lotus position right now! :)

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Dragonfly,

What!? Me tagged!? I'll be over soon. ;o)

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Hahn at Home,

Protest? What protest? Maybe you have a post about it?

I have a very old, slow, corky computer. I call her my old lady. In people years she's about 102 years old. The old gal sill works hard for me. ;o) I'm also using Dial up because is inexpensive. It can take 10 - 15 minutes to load some blogs. At any rate it takes awhile to visit all the blogs. So I haven't seen your post yet, if you have one. I'll be over to check it out. ;o)

Awake In Rochester said...

Nurse Amanda Hugankiss,

Apparently it's all the rage.

http://www.janorsolutions.com/images/zen_new.gif

Tracy said...

How beautiful and how sweet. :)

Hugs

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Tracy,

I'm glad that you like it. ;o) It's good to see you out & about again.

Anonymous said...

i live in albuquerque new mexico and my locla botanic garden has a small lotus pond. i always lvoed how those looked and how something so beautiful can grow out from something like mud. people see mud and think dirty, useless, inconvenient for my prada shoes, but there are those others who see passed the veil and marvel and the beauty that God sends to us. I guess you can say lotus flowers are almost like a parable huh?
-jesus

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Anonymous,

Yes, like a parable.

Sometimes I wonder how some people can look at the beauty of nature, and not believe in the maker.