I'm coming back to this and I still need to finish up the sounds (that took oodles of time and work compared to the images).
But first, I'm generating some special maps (height, specular, displacement, occlusion) to use with each bitmap so they look 3D as they should. I'd like to show some examples, but I'll just say that even the grass looks really nice right now. I'll see what kinds of tags I can release tonight.
Either you are groping for answers, or you are asking God and listening to Jesus.