Landscape is chaos barely reined in by systems. When we try to know the land via the order of systems, we find that they are so numerous we cannot account for them all. We cannot know the land in its totality, In fact we cannot even know if such a totality exists. So, it seems to me, the best thing to do is embrace the parts – and know that your perspective will always be small.
(Again, better pics will have to wait until I get back to Boston.)