|Big Box Landscape by James Gurney, gouache, 5 x 8 inches|
I brought the video camera along with me so that you could join me in the adventure. (Link to YouTube)
I don't regard a scene like this as either "ugly" or "beautiful." Sometimes I feel like both of those labels can be barriers to observation, to really seeing. And seeing is the thing.
But that doesn't mean that all commonplace subjects are equally attractive. I can't put into words why one view fascinates me and another leaves me cold.