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Writing landscape descriptions
So I recently got back into creative writing (nothing serious, just for fun) after a loooooooooong hiatus, and have been running into some trouble with my prose. A few story ideas I have rely heavily on the landscape the story is set in (a forest glade, for instance) and the characters' interactions with it, and I would like to give really strong, detailed descriptions of these landscapes. I'm having trouble coming up with something that doesn't sound overly flowery, though. I'm coming up with a good mental picture of what I want to write about, but I guess I'm just having trouble getting it down on paper without sounding ridiculous.
Does anyone know of any good example pieces I could read to get a feel for this type of writing? I'm a big Cormac McCarthy fan, and his descriptions of the desert/plains/mountains in Blood Meridian are fantastic, so, stuff like that. I should mention I'm not looking to write 50-page stories here (or heck, even 10-page stories), and I'm not looking to describe every rock or blade of grass, but I'd like to be set a nice scene.
Thanks for any help!