Today I learned a small but interesting information about lotus flower. That is...
Lotus flowers bloom for five days. They open early in the morning and close at sunset. On the fourth evening, they have no power to close the petals, so they spend the night with the petals open. On the fifth day their petals fall one by one to the water. Probably the flower of the fourth picture will be slim tomorrow.
I heard the center honeycomb is pistil and it is surrounded by lots of thin stamen.
On the bank by the lotus pond the duck family were taking a rest.