These white waterlilies were blooming in a village pond, which was green with algae and some other tiny water plants.
The leaves of the Lotus have a special property- they never become wet. Earlier it was thought that this was because of a wax coating, but now we know that it is because of the tiny hairs present on the leaves, which make the water drops slide away. You can see the drops on the leaves in spherical shapes, ready to slide away.
The leaf of the lotus has special significance to Hindus and Buddhists because of this property of not getting wet or dirty. The yogi is supposed to be like a lotus leaf, not attached to anything , and not affected by anything in life.
Katarina at Roses and Stuff hosts the Blooming Friday meme.