My response follows Krista’s interpretation in her blog presenting the challenge.
The following pictures are from our recent trip to Scotland. I thought the sparse landscape was “elegantly simple”. You have to immerse yourself in what you are seeing to get an appreciation of the grandness of the somewhat stark landscape. If you click through these pictures and view them on a screen with sufficient resolution, you might get a better sense of what we felt.
The first picture is of the landscape along the shores of the mainland as we sailed into Ullapool on the mainland from Stornoway in the Outer Hebrides.
The next picture is of the landscape and the road taken during our trip to Hushinish in a remote corner of the Isle of Harris in the Outer Herbrides. The drive on a single lane road under adverse weather conditions was quite challenging and thrilling.
This last picture was taken when passing through the Cairngorm mountains of the Cairngorms National Park.
I hope one gets a better sense of the rugged beauty of the country of Scotland.