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Hi everyone! Today I took this photograph in a beautiful garden in the Dandenongs (Cloudehill ), the gardens had a gorgeous pond with lotus flowers.. I couldn't resist taking a photo!

In Buddhism the pink lotus flower is the 'supreme' flower of Buddha.. (achievement of enlightenment) ..It has many different meanings in other cultures.. The lotus flower has a special symbolic meaning for me personally - as the lotus is seeded deep within muddy water, it begins to bloom above the water and flourishes into the most beautiful flower..
It has a deeper meaning to me.. I was once the seed that was beneath the murky water, struggling to see the light ahead .. Now, I have finally begun to grow as a person and flourish, overcoming inner battles and finding the beauty in life again... and no longer needing to look back to the past... :heart:

Thanks for looking everyone!


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creativsis Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So many pretty colours!
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ChiFeng-dA Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Very nice!!
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Whimsical-Dreams Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013   Photographer
:aww: Thank you!
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VintageWarmth Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013   General Artist
I really love your flower photos. My boyfriend will really like this since hee's a huge fan of lotus. :D
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Jedi-Dame Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist
Hello Whimsical-Dreams, your art was featured in my recent journal, Springtime. :flowerpot:
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Whimsical-Dreams Featured By Owner May 31, 2013   Photographer
:aww: Thank you!
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SimplyMint Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured here! :D
[link]
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Whimsical-Dreams Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013   Photographer
:rose: Thank you, sweetie!
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SimplyMint Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! :hug:
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Jac888 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very refreshing capture :)
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Whimsical-Dreams Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013   Photographer
:aww: Thank you!
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Whimsical-Dreams Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013   Photographer
:heart: Thank you, lovely!
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IrenGold Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
unreal beauty!!!!
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Sasan-ra Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Pure beauty
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TwistedHearts Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the prettiest lily I think I have ever seen! Absolutely lovely!
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Whimsical-Dreams Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   Photographer
:aww: Thank you so much! :heart:
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TwistedHearts Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome :D.
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Shachar-Art Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for submitting in Natural Lens Group! :rose:
I hope youŽll enjoy this feature! [link]
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ELaiNes-DarkRoom Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
So pretty :aww:
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Whimsical-Dreams Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012   Photographer
:rose: Thank you.
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oscar-ojisan Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012   Artist
so..pretty :)
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Whimsical-Dreams Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012   Photographer
:aww: Thank you.
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AnnikaAstra Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Writer
So serene...so pretty :heart:
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Whimsical-Dreams Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012   Photographer
Thank you, Erica. :huggle:
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AnnikaAstra Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Writer
You're welcome :love:
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PatrickRuegheimer Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012   Photographer
I just love the colors in this shot, very relaxing.
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Whimsical-Dreams Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012   Photographer
:aww: i'm so glad you like it. thanks Patrick!!
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Alabastra Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
You have been featured in my journal: [link] !

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Whimsical-Dreams Featured By Owner May 30, 2012   Photographer
:rose: Thank you!!
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hawkeye1 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
Nice compo
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Whimsical-Dreams Featured By Owner May 30, 2012   Photographer
:) Thank you.
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neutralnight Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty!
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Whimsical-Dreams Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012   Photographer
:aww: Thank you.
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neutralnight Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome ^^
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InTheStarryNightSky Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
A lovely piece. Wonderful shot.
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Whimsical-Dreams Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012   Photographer
:aww: Thank you so much!
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InTheStarryNightSky Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
You're welcome. :)
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sunnivra Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist
Amazing
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Whimsical-Dreams Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012   Photographer
:aww: Thank you!
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lululetti Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely photo! :)
Lotus flowers are amazing :)
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Whimsical-Dreams Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012   Photographer
Thank you! :rose: I couldn't agree more, I love Lotus flowers. :heart:
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followheART Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012   General Artist
Featured here [link] :heart:
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Whimsical-Dreams Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012   Photographer
:hug: Thank you.
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followheART Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012   General Artist
:hug:
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FIYAS Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
It's beautiful.
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Whimsical-Dreams Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012   Photographer
:aww: Thank you!
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FrankAndCarySTOCK Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Awesome shot!.
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Whimsical-Dreams Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012   Photographer
:rose: Thank you.
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FrankAndCarySTOCK Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
You're welcome:).
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