Previous pinner: Bald Eagle in flight. We have had eagles drop salmon on our porch in the past as the they fly to the trees from the Russian River to eat their catch. Like the scales on butterfly wings!
Su Di Bridge on West Lake (Hangzhou, China). The Lotus flowers in the foreground are part of the Quyuan Garden, which features more than 200 species of lotus flowers growing in five ponds. (AND NO, THIS IS NOT JAPAN.