just a drop of simple sunshine

A caution.


You must not know too much,

or be too precise or scientific

about birds

and trees

and flowers

and water-craft;

a certain free margin, and even vagueness –

perhaps ignorance, credulity –

helps your enjoyment of these things…

Walt Whitman, Specimen Days, “Birds – And a Caution”

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Author: Sarah

I'm Sarah Amazing: 32. Teen librarian. Feminist. Fangirl. Nerdfighter. Ohioan. Happily entwined.

6 thoughts on “A caution.

  1. How true! Sometimes too much scientific knowledge crowds out the wonder and mystery that makes our appreciation of nature all the more WONDERful.

    All beautiful photos. The one of the light blue flowers is so delicate.

    • I completely agree. As much as I admire those who research, sometimes I think they’re missing the wonder of what it is they’re studying.

  2. Hi Sarah,

    I followed a link from MDA forums and I’m amazed by the photography and food on your blog. It’s *very* beautiful and inspiring.

    • Ah, thank you! It’s always great to hear that I’ve touched someone’s life, even if it just to give them a yummy idea for dinner.

  3. These look adorable–will you make these next time you visit? How’s the snow and ice your way?
    love, mom

  4. Wow! What a way to present a quote ,Sarah!
    t amplify e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g!

    How easily we will forget to appreciate the simple beauty life gave us with less “scientific scrutiny” if you know what I mean.

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