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A couple in a boat paddle on a lily pond and collect flowers in the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in Washington D.C., 1923.Photograph by Charles Martin, National Geographic

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Morning Beauty Description: 2012 edition - I'd not been to the Kenilworth aquatic gardens in five years; the lotus ponds are pretty spectacular!

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"If we suppose this lifetime to be the be-all and end-all of existence, we cannot lead a truly profound life. Belief in something eternal brings out our full humanity." ~Daisaku Ikeda, SGI

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https://flic.kr/p/6JGuPH | Lotus globe | A lotus flower opening in morning light at the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in Washington, DC USA

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