This is the second year in a row I went with some friends to visit a local park in Sarasota that has a small pond filled with beautiful large white Lotus flowers. Last year we met the woman who had first planted them and she told us it only took a few years for the flowers to branch out and fill the pond. We have been experiencing a drought so the pond was very low and the flowers were fewer in numbers. Hopefully when our rainy season starts they will come to life again. I enjoyed the morning and thought this particular photo would look nice in B&W.