The romantic poets and writers believed that engaging with landscape helped them to form a discerning intelligence.
Today, I challenge you to look at a small detail in the landscape, perhaps at a single petal or the movement of water. Then describe it using words or watercolors. Try this as often as you can. Its easier with more practice.
“Nursed amidst the grandeur of mountain scenery,he has stooped to have a nearer view of the daisy under his feet or plucked a branch of white-thorn from the spray. And in describing it, his mind seems imbued with the majesty and solemnity of the objects around him.”
—William Hazlitt on William Wordsworth