In both La Mer and Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, composer Claude Debussy has constructed sounds for listeners to conjure mental images and sensations of nature.
Try it yourself! Go for a walk outside and bring a journal with you.
Really focus on the things you see, hear, smell, feel, (or even taste if you should find some delicious treat along the way!) as though you are experiencing them for the first time. Note them in your journal and be as detailed as possible. When you return home take a fresh look at your journal notes.
How would you translate these into sounds?
What instruments would you choose?
What sorts of rhythms or pitches would you use?
Let your mind dream up anything! After all, that’s what Debussy did!