July 3, 2006

in bloom

I've resisted posting this picture for days. It's the first lotus to bloom in my garden for over a year. For me, the flower signifies a new beginning as well as a representation of the love that surrounds me in times of crisis. Today is one such day. My friend Candice went to court this morning and officially, her divorce, leads her into a new chapter of her life. This Lotus I post is dedicated to her new beginning and to Lisi for all the Lotus pictures she's posted. Happy days.

...in the storm of life, a flower blooms...


Blogger midnitebara said...

just the right photo to cheer me up on a rainy, gloomy day! Your post yesterday was nice too and thanks for posting a pic of you and raymond. Nice to see dp bloggers get together.

2:02 PM  
Blogger ~tanty~ said...

Wow, cantik sekali!

3:14 PM  
Blogger santy said...

I hope Candice will cherish her new days...all the best for her :)

3:45 PM  
Blogger Lisi said...

hey, what a nice post, both the photo and the dedication...Ed I'm afraid the lotus I photographed are put up specially for a show, but I'm sure there are temples and other places with lotus ponds ;-)

6:37 PM  
Blogger Carmen said...

Lovely photo & beautiful post, Edwin. So you've stayed at the Raffles, that's style! Is it true that they have complimentary Rolls Royces for the VIP guests?

8:07 PM  
Blogger luggi said...


10:40 PM  
Blogger Jazzy said...

Lovely flower.

12:11 AM  
Blogger Edwin Sumun said...

I'm glad your day was brightened by this lotus Midnite ;)

Terima kasih ya Tanty?

Lisi: Oh no. Then I'll plan it for the next 'show'

Carmen: It's Raffles The Plaza. It used to be Westin The Plaza. I wish it was the actual Raffles. They have a Rolls service. I only got a BMW 7 Series ;p

candice says thanks.

thanks for dropping in everyone.

12:54 AM  
Blogger Lucy said...

Nice little bold faced flower, looks very lively there in the dark water. I hope your friend does well and wish her the best of luck in beginning her new life...

1:26 AM  
Blogger Juggerpix said...

The lighting and the shot itself is exquisite! Very nice of you to dedicate a shot this good to a friend.

1:38 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

So this is a lotus day ! It was meant to be.

Hundreds for you.

5:11 AM  
Anonymous Anne said...

Great photo Edwin...I love lotus...and seeing your post really made my day!

11:23 AM  
Blogger Edwin Sumun said...

Thank you. Hundreds for all of us ;)

11:27 AM  
Blogger Rafleesia said...

I'll say it myself. Thank you all for the sweet wishes and thank you Edwin for the lovely flower. I's been a LONG time since I received any and a perpetual online one will never wilt or die will it? ;) So when shall we get our tattoes done?

11:43 AM  
Blogger Felicia said...

Finally we see the one from your yard, I think it's been about 3 weeks since you first mentioned it! Something home grown or home made always seems that much more precious. Very lovely and an even more lovely dedication. Best wishes!

2:03 PM  
Blogger Nicola said...

It's really beautiful!

4:52 PM  
Blogger Edwin Sumun said...

Has it really been 3 weeks Felicia? Oh dear. I'm losing track of time ;) Well this did seem like the right time to post it.

Danke Sehr Nicola.

5:38 PM  

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