It’s Monday morning and for the majority of human beings it means the start of yet another working week. So perhaps something beautiful would be a good way to break into the new week? I took these photos of water lilies at a hothouse in Kakegawa city, Shizuoka prefecture. When I was a kid I used to love these flowers, there’s nothing like sitting in a canoe, soundlessly gliding through a field of water lilies in the evening sun. The collection in Kakagawa city is one of the best in Japan, and if you are into botanical gardens or hothouses, I definitely recommend a visit. Enjoy!