With the sunshine, all is right with the world. Deep in the canopy, even the vampiresque creatures like myself revel. It was time to leave this idyllic corner of the island and seek new motifs. As artists, we are always searching, looking for the grand vista, the colorful underbelly, the ultimate view. I could spend the rest of my life in this niche on Isle Royale. I would freeze and starve that first winter, but I would make some glorious compost beneath the boughs of these magnificent trees.