A dozen students lean into the steep hillside above the snout of an enormous valley glacier. For the moment, though, they pay no heed to the massive muscle of ice—their attention is focused on the enchanting structures within tubular corollas of the arctic-alpine flowers at their feet. The world suddenly takes on new depth and beauty as these details emerge in tiny, significant patterns. The Pleistocene feel of the immense northern landscape adds new dimension and meaning.