Description In the sweet sanctuary of this shade we heard the birds the leaves in the breeze and waves as they played And in one divine moment we felt our hearts melt Suddenly we knew how nature prayed - Silent Lotus Painted Islands of Summer Lilies - The Lotus Blossom Nymphaea Stellata From my collection: Tropical Flowers of Hawaii Garden of Eden Maui HawaiiCopyright 2014 Sharon Mau - All Rights Reservedhttp://sharon-mau.artistwebsites.comOm Mani Padme Hum - Hail to the Jewel in the Lotus The Lotus Flower is one of the most ancient and deeply spiritual symbols of a universal culture. Lotuses are 5 species of water lilies, three in the genus Nymphaea and two in Nelumbo; both genera are members of the water-lily family. Nymphaea lotus, the Egyptian white lotus, is believed to be the original sacred lotus of ancient Egypt. It and the Egyptian blue lotus, N. caerulea, (could this be the word source for cerulean blue colour) were often pictured in ancient Egyptian art. The common Egyptian Lotus is actually correctly called a water lily: the white lotus opens at dusk in the evening, the blue water lily opens in the morning.
Sharon Mau, Maui Hawaii Member Since July 2010 Artist StatementSharon Mau is a fine art photographer, journalist, visual communicator and conceptual artist residing upcountry on the beautiful tropical island of 'Ihi-kapu-lau-mäewa more commonly known as Maui Hawaii - Paradise on Earth - Island of Rainbows, specializing primarily in beautiful tropical flowers, conceptual art and seascapes
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