Some of the most wonderful scenery can be found in our own backyard, if we know where to look.
In my home town, there is a small stretch of public land overlooking the marshes that is home to dozens of little vignettes that were probably seen once or twice in the minds eye when imagining places far away as described in a fairy tale.
When the author describes a clearing in the woods where soft grass grows, fed by a small pond, this scene is pretty close to what I picture.
Although this is the scene one sees as they exit the property and enter back into the real world, it is one that reminds me of home, a warm welcome and what I would expect to find in any cottage ever describe in a childhood story.
This scene is a legend unto it’s self in my home town. Grass Island is a piece of land that gives the visual perception of being an island, though there is a thin strand connection to the mainland. One can walk to it. The shack on Grass Island is the true land mark. Never inhabited, rustic in appearance and sturdy enough to withstand tides and storms over the decades, it is a sought after image for photographers and painters alike.
All one needs to do is look up into the sky, where ever they are and at just the right time, to see the warm array of color that comes at the end of the day. Location, and what stands up against this scene in the sky, are what adds texture to the overall picture.
Some scenes are elements that are isolated from the whole. Beauty unto themselves, something recognized with the naked eye but captured, in perpetuity, only by the lens.