What I like about having a layout that has some basic scenery in place, is that I can always come back and add more as the mood strikes. Well, it struck! I added some small bushes in between the new road and the short spur in the front area of the layout.
I decided to bury that spur in lots of material. I used a handful of different materials of different colors and sizes; whatever I found in the cabinet. I've always liked the look of ties completely buried in dirt, so that was my goal with this spur.
I planted a dead tree at the end of the spur, and also added various forms of ground foam to build up the area around the spur.
Here is an overall view of the general area.