The sacred lotus, the nymphae nelumbo, the water lily traces its symbolic roots back to the Egyptians, and now holds great importance for Buddhists as a talisman of enlightenment. Soft fuchsia, and delicate pink, enshrine the honey yellow stamen crown. Dark silky smooth water supports this beautiful flower, as Harding captures the serenity with razor sharp photographic focus. Rooms looking for a window onto nature and creating a sense of inner peace need look no further.