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Jane Heller's "A Day at the Museum" - "This photo was taken at a local museum--it depicts underwater life as it would have been a few thousand years ago. The 'flowers' pictured are actually sculpted representations of Crinoids AKA Sea Lilies, beautiful marine invertebrates (spineless animals) related to starfish and sea urchins."

Which explains how the curious phenomenon whereby valuable elements may be easier to experience in art and in anticipation than in reality. The anticipatory and artistic imaginations omit and compress; they cut away the periods of boredom and direct our attention to critical moments, and thus, without either lying or embellishing, they lend to life a vividness and a coherence that it may lack in the distracting wooliness of the present.” ― Alain de Botton, The Art of Travel

Poppy Pastels by Jacky Parker

Opium Poppy Pod by rossouk, via Flickr