Autumn Lotus

The robust leaves of the lotus are slowly changing color and fading. They will soon be brown after the frost and will decompose in the pond over the winter. This truly amazes me because there is a huge amount of leaf biomass in the pond behind my house.  There must be about 500 plants that bloomed this summer and will renew their growth in the spring.  Here are a few samples of the leaves as they are found in October.

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