I find I generally need time for time and places and things like these to work on me before I can find words for them. Occasionally a phrase might spring to mind at the time, but usually I find it more satisfying (and “productive”, although I don’t like that word) to focus on where I am, on what’s happening — to use the hackneyed phrase, to “be in the moment” (another phrase I’m rapidly tiring of. Crikey, I’m grouchy today). Often, words come more naturally if I return to a place in my mind; searching for words when I’m actually present in a place can distract me in much the same way as excessive effort to photograph can remove me from the experience.
I trust this makes some kind of sense.