Take a look at this post on UrbanSketchers. Beautiful, expressive lines and use of limited palette.
by lok2693 on Flickr
If you were going to interpret up the local landscape, how would you lend it the character of your brush or pen?
Local Saint Louis scenery:
Here is some local scenery from over on Steve Penberthy's blog.
Gonna have to run into Steve some time...
Seems he also likes drawing/painting phone poles and wires like I do.
Watercolor Painting :: The Pole