"Plains deceive you; they cause you to think that life is easy! Mountains never deceive you; they teach you the realities! Go to the mountains! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan words of wisdom, aphorisms, wise sayings, quotations) photo: Mount Fuji, Japan in fall.
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.