Where Lotus Grew Like Weed

by Mridula on September 25, 2013

in Cambodia,Canon D550,Cell phone photography,flowers,Photography,Thailand

What do you do when you see pretty flowers on your dining table? When I saw the bunch that is featuring below we started a discussion, whether the flowers were real or not! I mean have seen a lotus flower arrangement like this before? I had not for sure.

Are These Lotus Flowers for Real

Are These Lotus Flowers for Real?

My first question to everyone else was if these lotus flowers were for real? We had officials from the Tourism Ministry of Cambodia on our table and they asked me to pull one out and see for myself. I wanted to but I hesitated. I actually wanted to pull one and take it away with me to my hotel room. However, I decided to touch them instead and they were for real. Another person explained that the real flowers are arranged in this fashion! I really liked them. It is the small things like this on my travels that give me so much happiness.

A Floral Arrangement at Sokha Angkor Resort, Siem Reap, Cambodia

A Floral Arrangement at Sokha Angkor Resort, Siem Reap, Cambodia

This was the floral arrangement at Sokha Angkor Resort in Siem Reap, the place where I stayed. After orchids, lotus was another flower that I saw growing almost in every water body that I crossed. At some point I remarked to a person, “they grow here like weeds!” This is true both of Cambodia and Thailand.

Up Close with a Pink Lotus

Up Close with a Pink Lotus

Not only I saw lotus in hotels, I also saw them growing in ponds. I was able to walk up close to them and click pictures. Lotus stems were also available for sale in markets and I ate a dish which had lotus stem.

Lotus Flowers

Lotus Flowers (A Cell Phone Picture, with my Nokia X-7)

But one arrangement that clearly took my breath away was this! I had only my cell phone with me. I patiently reviewed all the pictures I took and did not budge till I took one that satisfied me. This should also go down as note to self- that I should review my pictures more frequently and move on only when I am satisfied with the result!

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ilakshee September 28, 2013 at 9:27 am

wow! What lovely arrangements! Each of them different and artistic.

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Shrinidhi Hande September 28, 2013 at 7:12 am

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Lady Fi September 26, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Wow – these are so gorgeous!

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Mridula September 27, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Thank you Lady Fi.

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R.Ramakrishnan September 26, 2013 at 3:59 pm

Gorgeous. I agree that it is the small things that make you happy.

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Mridula September 27, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Thank you Rama.

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Harsha September 26, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Wow…These Lotus design are really pretty and believe me they don’t look like real until you feel them as you did.. :)

And I must say the last snap is too good.. :)

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Mridula September 27, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Thank you Harsha. I so wanted to pull a flower and take it to my room!

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meenamenon September 26, 2013 at 1:29 pm

My fav thou is the second one! Breathtaking

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Mridula September 27, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Thank you Meena.

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Krishna September 26, 2013 at 11:23 am

Beautifully arranged….

nice photos….

thanks

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Mridula September 27, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Thank you Krishna.

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Rajesh September 26, 2013 at 10:39 am

Awesome display and 4th one is absolutely mind blowing arrangement

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Mridula September 27, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Thank you Rajesh.

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Tarun gaur September 26, 2013 at 9:11 am

I can understand your feeling , same thing happened with me when i went to Manali and saw 100′s of Roses on a single plant in every home. It was a sight to view.

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Mridula September 27, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Tarun thank you for stopping by and reminding me of those beautiful roses.

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Barry E Warren September 26, 2013 at 6:19 am

The flower arrangements are amazing. I didn’t know you could eat the stems, were that good.

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Mridula September 27, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Barry you can eat the stem after cooking like a vegetable. We do that in India too.

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Barry E Warren September 27, 2013 at 9:35 pm

There is a herb store nearby, I will have to try some.

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Bushra September 26, 2013 at 12:23 am

Wow… After so many days i am seeing lotus flowers-thanks to you :]

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Mridula September 27, 2013 at 2:51 pm

You are most welcome Bushra and here is to hoping that you see them soon for real too :D

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Shalu Sharma September 25, 2013 at 11:26 pm

Very lovely set of photos of these flower decorations. Its amazing that they are real too.

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Mridula September 27, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Thank you Shalu.

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