Landscapes have the power to stir our emotions, and this means that there is a correspondence between the visual (physical) features and the mental (emotional) features. Mind and nature are maps of each other. E. Swedenborg gives techniques for observing this in our daily lives.
Merced National Wildlife Refuge, California. The spring wildflower display led John Muir to describe the valley floor as the "floweriest part of the world" he had seen. Tens of thousands of lesser Sandhill cranes and arctic nesting geese winter here.