11.29.2019 Far-out Frosty Flashback Friday

The Lotus as psychedelic roadside attraction.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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21 Responses to 11.29.2019 Far-out Frosty Flashback Friday

  1. shoreacres says:

    The background does look like a tee-shirt from a 1960s festival, but that lotus? One glance, and I was back in my grandmother’s kitchen, making rosettes for Christmas. There wasn’t an iron (the tool used to make the cookies) in exactly that pattern, but if the manufacturers could make one, they should. Lucky you, to capture a frosty lotus — it sounds like a contradiction in terms, but the effect is remarkable.

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    • What neat cookies. I’ve never seen rosettes and could easily gorge on them, I think. They do. 🙂

      Very lucky for sure. The lady, Verda Dale, who owned the pond died a few years ago and had led a remarkable life. She was quite sweet as well. One day while I was in her front yard photographing the lotuses she pulled into her driveway and stopped to get her newspaper. Once she noticed I was there she apologized for having entered my field of view and thought she had spoiled the picture.
      The pond is no longer being maintained…the cattails have taken over and I only saw one flower this past summer. Usually the leaves have dried and fallen by the time frost season arrives. They are such lovely flowers.


  2. Could you please give my wife’s T-shirt back. The lotus is otherworldly.

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  3. You’re right: this picture would’ve been a hit back in the late ’60s.

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  4. susurrus says:

    Even if I didn’t like the picture (which I do) the title alone would justify a like.

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  5. Todd Henson says:

    Too funny! I imagine someone picking it and shaking it like an instrument, those large seeds rattling inside the pod. Great composition, and I love the frost.

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    • Thanks, Todd. Funny thing. Your mention of a rattle sent me looking for one but I guess the seeds fall out too easily. However, I did learn that lotus pods can scare to daylights out of some people who have trypophobia…a fear of holes. I admit that I am afraid of falling into a big one but had never heard of this fright some people have.


  6. Ann Mackay says:

    Cool pod, man! 🙂

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  7. Great background on this and I love the frost … making the shot quite unique!

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  8. bluebrightly says:

    You made me smile with this one, Steve.

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  9. Dave Ply says:

    The frost is cool (literally and figuratively), but finding that background for the lotus is far out.

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