Hawthorns are a part of the grass. Fir trees, too, all alone in the wind.
The slope is the physical manifestation of gravity. Under the high winds blowing east off the distant sea, the missing soil in the space of the valley air becomes a vacuum and lifts up, not against gravity, but against the pull of gravity on water, as the water rises to rejoin the ocean overhead. And that sun? It’s a lens in the cloud. In the following image, you can see the sun itself above the lens, far away.
I left these images dark, because in that form they show the physical forces at play here so well. Light and colour can get in the way of seeing the force of water, for example, flowing high above the world.