Three gorgeous lotus flowers greeted me this morning! This is over two weeks early compared to other years. The size of the flower is also smaller than other years and is not as tall stem wise. So, what in the environment contributed to this situation? It is the season to cherish the beautiful blooms that glow in the sunlight, are fantastic with back lighting, and sway gracefully with the large leaves of the lotus plant. I am hoping the display continues, since I have the Garden Conservancy Open Gardens on July 31st for people to see the lotus.