There is a walk round here that I go on nearly every day. The landscape is pretty spacious and empty. We are in Suffolk which is the county of the large skies. It is what you get with flat ground.
London is not much over an hour away by train but this is the empty quarter. People and houses are few and far. Out in the wind or sun it is easy to feel at one with the elements.
When the tide is out the River Deben shows off its shining mud. Rivulets and ripples curve a way across the glistening surface and out to the shrunken river. Close up from the raised bank above the water, it sometimes looks as if scale has been upended and the land is being viewed from an aircraft.
In the space of a 10 minute stride the swoop is over the Grand Canyon, chucking in a detour to the Hoggar Mountains and, before parting company with the river there is a Mont St Michel in miniature.
Playing with scale is can be an important feature in garden design. I love the extreme game that the landscape plays and does it best on the watery interface between sea and land.