|Above, the momentum of the hedgerows (trees) suddenly stops at the base of the steep little hills. Nothing to do but climb over them, something kids would be only too happy to do. Of course the hills would have to appear more natural than they do here.|
Here (above) we see monkeys running across the treetops like they were paved roads. Hmmmm, that's interesting. I guess if you had planks up there, you really could run along the tops of this kind of tree. At least if you were a kid you could.
BTW, check out the shapes and spaces in this picture. Small, densely-packed trees stand like grazing cattle on closely mowed grass. Narrow little paths wind around the scene, giving scale to everything, and the ground is only an inch higher than the creek. I've never seen flat look so appealing.
Notice the two trees at the top that form an entrance way to the scene, and another appearance of those steep little hills in the background. Could a real landscape be made to look like this?
I hear you saying, "'Not a very handsome page," and you're right...but wait, what's that in the top of the tree? Monkeys...and they're sitting on the top of the palm tree! It never occurred to me til now that you could fasten a chair to the top of a palm tree and sit in it, just watching life go by on the ground. Of course you'd have to share the space with rats and spiders. I'll bet the spiders get as big as crabs up there.