There is a fantastic show on Animal Planet called "Meerkat Manor." It's about a family of meerkats called the Whiskers who live in the Kalahari desert in Africa. It's awesome. If you're interested, CLICK HERE to see Animal Planet's webpage about the show. It's definitely one program on tv (or borrowed from your local library, in my case) that I'd wholeheartedly recommend.
How does this relate to the picture above? The landscapes shown on "Meerkat Manor" are really pretty, the red sands of the Kalahari look amazing next to the vivid blue skies. I've been trying to keep images from the show in my mind to draw. Here is what I came up with. I especially like the tree trunks in this image.