This past week I made my first trip to the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in Washington DC. I was expecting to find a manicured pond with some floating lilies in it. I was surprised to find a more wild and rugged park setting. There wasn't a pond but more of a giant marsh with muddy paths to walk around through the lotus flowers. I had not seen lotus flowers in such abundance before.
The Lotus flower symbolizes purity in Buddism and the pink lotus is the supreme lotus and is considered to be the true lotus of Budha.
Here are a few shots of the lotus flowers from my trip.