You know what amazes me about seeing something beautiful? There is always something more to see if we just focus in and look closer. Did you notice the dragonfly in the image above? Sure I could have zoomed in closer for the photos and focused on the small insect in the pond, but the scene of the lotus reflection stole the show.
But then again, what do we miss if not looking closer? This insect for one. How many would miss it being so taken with the bigger scene?
Lots of water bugs in the photo above. This is the back view of the same lotus. See how different it looks?
And this makes me look at the reflection closer now that the water is rippled by a slight breeze. It really is a pretty and relaxing sight. And only look at the reflection… it looks rather painted.
There is no doubt the lotus blooms are spectacular, but the leaves are every bit as representative of the plant.
Here is another tiny insect and an even tinier one seen through the translucent petal. Can you imagine going smaller and smaller. Big things are made up of many smaller things, all of importance in its own way.
One thing I did in this post was look at the first lotus and its reflection a number of ways. What I found was with each way to frame the image, I saw more things that changed how I saw it. Below, I noticed the sparkles in the water more than I did in the other images. It really takes studying a subject to really see into it.
And where was I? The Lord’s Garden. Do you know the lotus is mentioned in the Bible when God speaks to Job? View the slideshow to see where the lotus bloomed.