Lotus seed pod covered by a gorgeous petal. As the Lotus bloom reaches its maturity it fades to almost white, and the the pedal fall to reveal the Lotus seed pod, and the seed continue to grow in the hot summer sun.
BUT..I never fear there are always different stages of the lotus happening all through the season. Its always an array of buds, new blooms, pedals falling, and gorgeous seed pods maturing.
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