As for writing...here are a few pictures I took as inspiration for my work in progress (formerly and perhaps currently titled "Chosen: Bonnie of Sheshack").
What was that, anyway?
It's actually an agave in bloom, right by a huge tree. Looks pretty unearthly.
It's amazing the difference sunlight makes.
It was a windy day and the leaves were moving, so the trees almost looked alive. I feel like some of that came through in these later pictures!
OK; back to work!