While photo books and photo websites are full of huge breaking waves and majestic mountain ranges, for most of us, me included, these vistas are not part of our daily experience. Rather, we live and work in or near urban environments and only see those huge waves and majestic ranges at special times. I’d hate to think that distant mountains and a roaring surf are the only landscapes worth seeking out. As proof that they are not, in the same urban and suburban environments where I live and work, I’ve found many small-scale (intimate) landscapes that bring beauty and joy to me and others. No boarding pass or airport hassle needed to view them.