Lotus flowers are magical. They're so delicate, but so strong with how far they bloom above their roots. I had hoped to glimpse one of these sometime this season, but alas, I thought the time had passed. I thought I had missed the season. But then, even better, I was surprised by a sea of lotus flowers, mostly wilted, others too bright to photograph well, but there they were a few weekends ago when B and I journeyed to Frederick for the day. It was a town neither one of us had spent much time in before, so we decided to roam the streets one day. And these flowers were lovely.