When writing historical novels, much attention is paid to clothing styles and fabrics, architecture and building materials, the use of animals and means of transportation. But some writers of historical fiction may view nature through contemporary eyes, and they miss the opportunity to give the reader a glimpse of the landscape way back when.
|Cypress Trees at Pettigrew SP, NC|
Copyright 2007 K Buffaloe
So when writing historical fiction, remember to describe the setting as it was in those days, before farming, development, and disease obliterated what are now artifacts in museums.