The Daily Bucket–Odyssey of the Ancient Lotuses

A year ago,  I attempted to  resurrect a handful of lotus seeds, that had sat, forgotten, on a high shelf, for almost 20 years.  I dutifully roughed up one corner of the seed with 30 grit sandpaper, to expose the tip that would germinate, like YouTube told me to. I put the seeds into a…

The Daily Bucket–The Mystery of the Buddha Peace Lotuses

Thousands of years ago, magic was afoot.  Gods and goddess walked the earth in human form. Everywhere Buddha walked 2500 years ago, lotuses sprouted in his footsteps. Period art depicts Buddha’s birth taking place within a lotus flower. What if folks had gathered up the lotuses from the Buddha’s footsteps and transplanted the flowers into a…

The Daily Bucket–Love and Lotuses

About three weeks ago, Saint-nominee Attack Gardener sent me 5 lotus seeds that were almost 10 years old. I followed Yubtube instructions on scarring the seeds before placing them in water.  Remarkably, all the seeds sank in water, showing they were not dried out.  I talked to them in a wee voice, and freshened their…