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23 August 2009 Coleen Perilloux Landry

Graine a' Voler (American Lotus)


This lotus thrives in its natural environment (shallow rivers, lakes and bayous) but withers shortly after being cut from its mother plant.
It has been my desire since last summer when I first went to the waterfields, to make a flower arrangement of the flower in all of its stages, bud, full bloom, seed pod, unfurled pad and full blown pad.
Thanks to my photo buddy, Scott Schexnaydre and his boat, I was able to get the flowers and put them in a plastic bag to transport home. However, most of the full blown flowers fell apart before I could make the arrangement. Nevertheless, I am pleased with what I was able to put together.
I believe the secret to getting a nice arrangement of the flowers to photograph is to bring the vase on the boat and make the arrangement out in the waterfields.

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joanteno10-Oct-2009 18:37
Excellent work! Persistence will pay off.
Neal Nye22-Sep-2009 11:43
A lovely arrangement. Well worth getting arrested for!
Hubert Steed28-Aug-2009 14:48
Extraordinary and thoughtful photo. Well done! V
Maralee 25-Aug-2009 14:50
You are a lady of multi talents.! Flower shops are always looking for extra help. This is simply beautyful.
J. Scott Coile24-Aug-2009 20:28
laine24-Aug-2009 20:20
do you have some kind of cooler to transport them in with a little chilled water to pop the stems straight into...that may prevent them going into shock...just a thought. !! They look lovely just the same
LynnH24-Aug-2009 16:26
I'm amazed that you were able to do this! It's beautiful, Coleen. Just beautiful!!!