Thinking about the fact that this new moon, the sixth new moon of the year in the Chinese calendar, is known as the Lotus Moon.
I took this photo of the water lilies in the wading pool at Volunteer Park after enjoying Fleeting Pleasures, the exhibit of woodblock prints at the Seattle Asian Art Museum. I think the beautiful design aesthetics of those prints influenced the composition.
During the lotus moon, I always spend at least a day on the water in a kayak or rowboat visiting the water lilies that thrive on Lake Washington. For more on water lilies and lotuses, read the article I wrote on the flower of July.