Is your story set in the mountains; in the desert; on a shore? Browse the ENVIRONMENTS and ELEVATION LEVELS menus for some interesting, even atypical, scenes that can be found in that larger landscape setting.
A landscape scene’s distinctive characteristics can provide more than backdrop and atmosphere; they can figure significantly in events by constraining characters’ actions, providing resources for an unusual solution to a problem, hosting special comforts or hazards, engaging multiple senses, or providing a new perspective. A place’s features and natural history can contribute metaphors and support story themes. The THEMES menu offers some scene descriptions relevant to example narrative, rather than geographical, situations.
All writers will want to draw on the Key Details section of any scene description for further insights into the setting’s component features, varying atmosphere, etc. Inclusion of selected, organically related details aids readers' suspension of disbelief, even in fantastic story genres.
Writers that prefer to develop all story ideas on their own may still benefit from browsing the linked Key Details and Story Elements sections of a few scene descriptions for examples of the varying ways that physical site details can translate into narrative opportunities.
If you’re looking for metaphors to employ in your story lines, the descriptions' notes on natural processes that have shaped, or are shaping, a landscape feature can be fertile sources. Is the relevant theme relentless motion, shifting boundaries, peace after past cataclysm, gathering things together, order or turbulence? Are the tiny cracks in a character or group being wedged open, or are original flaws being smoothed out? Mirroring of such situations in a well-selected natural scene, even at cost of two or three extra sentences of exposition, may be worthwhile.