JNA and I know the scenic diversity of southern Indiana. Many would not believe the topography of the place. I have steep slope zoning districts! Who could imagine that in a "fly-over" state?BKM said:I'll have you know, JNA, that Indiana at least has stands of trees.
Overall, West Coast weather is pretty wimpy, especially inland. But, your prairie storms rarely result in 18 foot waves crashing on the shore and houses sliding down the hillsides because of mud flowsI don't know how many people here have ever witnessed a big storm rolling across the prarie. It's really amazing. You can see it coming from miles away, see the clouds churning as it gets closer and closer, and see them light up with flashes of lightning, and the thunder rolling across the countryside. It's more breathtaking than any mountian. It's scary and awe-inspiring at the same time. Maybe storms on the ocean are the same, I've never seen one, but it's certanly more impressive than anything you'd ever see in hill country.
don't get me wrong, we have trees here. clumps on farmsteads, around creeks and rivers and old strip mines. But otherwise..none or very, very few.mendelman said:Holy flatland, Batman!
I commend you central Illinoisans. I could never live in a place like that. For me, the flatness isn't that bad, but the absolute lack of any tree cover is painful.
Indianapolis isn't too exciting for a city its size. Indiana at least has a little bit of coast line on Lake Michigan and the dunes.I like to rank Kansas as boring, but more because of the lack of interesting cities than the topography. It's basically rolling hills of wheat so at least the roads go up and down a little. Indiana sounds more of the flat boring state, but at least the have Indianapolis.