I've never seen yellow lotuses before, and was quite stunned at these beauties!
Nor did I realize that lotuses are native to the American continent, too, I've always thought of it as a kind of "Asian" flower!
We were lucky that the weather was cloudy and quite comfortable, and the sunrise was beautiful, whether at the pines:
Or at the creek:
The lotus and the sun are generally associated, and certainly, the flowers we saw were all facing the sun!