A friend of mine, Lan who posts miamieverydayphoto stopped by my garden yesterday. He took a few pictures and sent this one back to me. The picture is a lotus bud and many people cherish it more then the open flower. In the afternoon I will post the flower when it opens. Stop by again in the evening and see it in its full glory. Click here to see the flower 24 hours later. I thought it would open more than it did, your will just have to come back when it is 48 hours later.