When I first arrived in Taos (omg, was this trip weeks ago already?!) I was a bit daunted by the bare trees. I hadn't painted many of them before, so I was unclear how to go about it. And were they even pretty, I asked myself? But then I started to groove on their branches and subtle gray lights and darks. I loved using them as close-up compositional elements, like a frame for this old Taos abode.
BTW, my spell-check says compositional is not a word. Am I crazy??