The day I see a leaf is a marvel of a day.
... everything in nature is lyrical in its ideal essence, tragic in its fate, and comic in its existence.
Red Maple Leaves
Everything in nature contains all the power of nature. Everything is made of one hidden stuff.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.
~Henry David Thoreau