I live near a mountain area which also has--if you go far up enough--a very nice aspen and pine forest (even Bristle Cone pines--some of the world's oldest organisms), so that is everyday to me. As are the plains, since I am from the inland plains originally.
Oceans are where it is at! So eternal--I even have an alarm clock set to sound like tides. And when I want to get away--I want to be by the sea--any sea. Cold stormy Atlantic sea, or warm, wide Pacific in CA.
Warm weather suits me fine. I have lived near the ocean and in these wooded forested mountains. I never been to the desert areas though so I don't know about them. I kind of like just about any lanscape as long as I can be with nature---not in a tent but a real house! The sounds I like are the ocean though. It soothes my brain. I like to listen to nature tapes---all of them and Celtic and also American Indian for relaxing.
They all sound like beautiful places - pine forests and the ocean are wonderful. I was born and spent most of my life near the ocean, and do miss it. I live in the mountains, but they are now a familiar friend.
I have never been to a desert, but I would love to go and explore the sweeping deserts of the East, and contemplate life, creation and the universe. I watched a documentary about Iran tonight, and I like the look of the trackless desert, and the ancient ruins covered by the sand. That sounds like my sort of place.
Mind you, stopping anywhere to look at nature is always good.
We have snow on the San Francisco Peaks--lots of it--which is very welcome.
The deserts are different (and encompass much of AZ). They are beautiful here--I've never in my life seen so many wild flowers--but I'm still getting used to the desert's particular kind of beauty. I haven't even written much about them yet, which is unusual for me...
As I am an intense lover of the Nordic, scandinavian landscapes, it is a lot of trees, around lakes, mountains, snow... I really find something magical about those sceneries. I'd love to go to Norway, and see Fjords... so far I'm gonna do with moving to Finland, the lakes, forests, saunas... and the snow!
I live in Thailand. You should check out a place called Rai Leh. It's a climber's paradise. The cliffs drop right down to the beach. Its one of the most beautiful places I've been. It gets climbers from all over the world.
Definitely mountains. However, I would like to combine mountains with oceans. Hence, I am dreaming of places like Norway, Alaska or Tiera del Fuego (Argentine). Nevertheless, I am pretty sure that with the 'right setting' you can enjoy almost every type of landscape. Once, I even enjoyed visiting old industrial wastelands (abandoned steel works and stuff like that).
How dumb do these scientists think we are?"Oceans Acidifying Fastest in 300 Million Years Due to Emissions"http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c … -M099V.DTLYeah, right, I was down at the ocean just...