I found that when I was visualizing the element of earth, I was dissatisfied with the whole 'rock' concept. For some reason, the phrase 'mother earth' kept rolling through my head, so I decided to split the difference and praise both dirt and trees. To me, healthy earth breeds life like grass and trees, and one cannot exist w/o the other. Don't get me wrong - I have full respect for the desert but that wasn't the color palate I was striving for. So the tree and mud-type-chics are like yin and yang in the forest. One really isn't all that happy w/o the other. This is a short series of 4 I am creating - raw elementals of earth, fire, air, and water.