Photograph of the Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador, photographed by Patrick Taschler.

I’m sure there is some perfect quote that I should be putting here. Something about how all the most beautiful things are the most dangerous things. But I can’t find it if there is one, so I’ve decided to make it up myself. This is sure to not end badly.

Nature’s most beautiful things are its deadliest, because it wants us to have something nice to look at just before it kills us.

Don’t trust the pretty things in nature, they’ll just kill you faster.

Beauty is death, death beauty, —that is all. Ye know on nature, and all ye need to know

Hrmph. I’m ripping of Keats now. We’ll come back to that later.