Yes "wide open spaces and big skys", as Joe said. I think of Nunc Stans as expansive
, which contains that openess and vastness. I'd also add a strong sense of deserted
, untouched by humans, into the mix. This is to do with the purity and grandeur of the far north. And I'd imagine there are similar experiences in desert-like landscapes, especially where rising drifts and desolate dry mountains replace the huge ice shelves and inhospitable snowy mountains of the far north.
And there are indeed a lot of "dry" sounds to recent Nunc Stans ... insect's wings, rustling sheaves of grasses, dry winds across barren landscapes, rattlings and hisses, drafts, crackling, rumbling rocks, subtle metallics, and small dust storms. They are all there. Things creak, rather than ooze.