I love everything about the lotus plant--its sculptural form, flowers, seedpods, and Buddhist symbolism. Of course, I have to wait for five more months to see lotus flowers in bloom in my favorite park. I went over there last Friday, a couple of days after the Nor'easter. The scene below is what I found. It's pretty, isn't it? But I didn't paint it, because I know everybody is sick of snow. Instead, I painted my favorite flowers. How about that!