Here is a photo from that post on 7/24 of everything I had gathered that I thought might work. Over the years I have learned that I work intuitively, gather and then work my way through everything until I like what I see.
Here is the piece that came from this beautiful "pile" of stuff. Please look past the couple of pins, I have a few more beads to stitch on. The first time I showed it to my darling daughter/partner she actually crinkled up her nose and yes I was offended. Over time I have learned that this will always make me stop and view a piece with a more critical eye....lord I don't want to admit she was right, but "she" was right. A simple addition of the rocky shore line with trees created a more pleasing composition. Drat!