(I looked and didn't find thread on this topic in the Workshop, so my apologies if I've missed something.) There's been some discussion here and there, recently, about description, details, adjectives, etc. Some would say cut out all the non-essentials, others would say if we are going to explore imaginary worlds let us at least describe some of the scenery. For those of us in the latter group, I thought it might be interesting to try an exercise in describing places. It can be a landscape or an interior, preferably no more than a paragraph (but it can be two if they're short). Is anyone willing to take up the challenge? If so, I'll begin with something from my notes, which I meant to use but kept stumbling over at the time: There was a bit of woodland a little beyond and above the beach, not far from the waterline. And perhaps (she thought) during a high tide the trees were half-submerged, for their lower trunks were scoured as white as driftwood. When she bent down and sifted through the fallen leaves, she found sand, and shells, and smooth grey pebbles.