This piece has been causing me headaches, for sure! I knew I needed something else in there, to make the whole scene more interesting, and to balance things out a little bit. Standing there and staring at it this morning, it came to me in a flash! A Skull! There it is, something for the characters to be looking at, other than a dry river bed, and what better way to suggest that these three might be in trouble than to show a previous traveler to these parts?