Unfortunately looks like the water lily is only good in a bouquet for a couple days and for day two it must be wired. The scent is very odd. Overwhelming, and almost a sickly sweet. But I am in love, captivated by its trembling petals. I really want to find some lotus flowers we can grow in the pond; there used to be a woman who sold lotuses at the Carrboro market, so they must have a decent vase life.
I've been revisiting Michael Holland's music of late. He's so great, AND a local.
His song "Chandelier" is one of my all time favorites.