Mushroom Macro

Nature alone is antique, and the oldest art a mushroom. – Thomas Carlyle

Torch Lake: Aqua + Dock

A lake carries you into recesses of feeling otherwise impenetrable. – William Wordsworth

Sunflower Field at Afternoon

The sunflower is a favorite emblem of constancy. – Thomas Bulfinch

Sunflower Field at Evening

I will be the gladdest thing Under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers And not pick one. – Edna St. Vincent Millay, “Afternoon on a Hill“

Life

Robin Williams as John Keating in Dead Poets Society (1989), quoting Whitman. Read the full “O me, O life!” poem from Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass here.