Themes of Nature, Part II
But the placid pool of water may serve more purpose than just one's dip in the water. It may serve as some type of reflection or absorption. Absorbing these scenes may be the orders of a schoolmaster as it is this person's wish for his student to write either a nature essay or nature poem. Yes, with the surrounding fields and hills this may be a possible inference to draw regarding the scenery.
In this nature writing one may conclude that it is a time consuming effort as making sense of this scenery is not easy. Though serenity is a strong theme presented in this landscape as there is not even a flock of birds to upset the balance. The focus seems to be on the waterfall with field and grave as accompanying traits of the painting. A small river flows in front of the mountains with the river ultimately emptying into this pool that goes on from there. Though off to the right there's hope in the form of a small hill. One or a couple could surely sit atop this green hill and picnic or sleep the afternoon away. Conversing here at this juncture may be a bit more inspiring than the native village with its crowds of people and tourists. A preacher or someone of that sort may walk to this location in hopes of gaining the inspiration presented. He may sit at the edge of the cliff overlooking the waterfall and write his Sunday sermon.
Though, aside from the path, one may conclude that this particular scene also possesses an air of inhospitality. What is meant by that is that there are few accessible avenues to the waterfall and its pool apart from the one already stated. That may indeed suggest a nature scene meant for a handful of onlookers as opposed to dozens. Though on the far right there is a group of wildflowers and these flowers help give variety to an otherwise dank landscape. Dank may be a strong word, but the overgrown brush and trees is not wholly hospitable.
So this scene may not altogether inspire a run on it. But what the path and grave and pool and hills do suggest is the strong inclination of one or two takers of this kind of landscape. Yes, this scene may only be meant for a small number. The rather small path and small pool may suggest this observation. But in the distance are larger mountains and as a result there may be larger valleys. In these valleys may be more birds and animals. One may then infer that the nature itself may be able to support more people and onlookers. This average nature scene may mean more to the locals than the hills just immediate them. And while here one was privileged to many a nature scene.