Category: Fun facts: Landscapes

LANDSCAPES: HOW TO USE THIS CATEGORY (Fun Facts)

It’s so true.  It’s also true that those who know at least a few tidbits of  information about the Landscapes and Natural Wonders of America, find that their vacation is more meaningful than it might have been otherwise.  Knowing a little about the ‘how, when &… Continue Reading “LANDSCAPES: HOW TO USE THIS CATEGORY (Fun Facts)”

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LANDSCAPES (Canyons) Fun Facts

CANYONS  DEFINITION: According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of a ‘Canyon’ is: “A deep narrow valley with steep sides and often with a stream flowing through it.” Your Dictionary adds this definition: “The definition of a canyon is a deep ravine or gorge that typically… Continue Reading “LANDSCAPES (Canyons) Fun Facts”

LANDSCAPES (Coastlines) Fun Facts

COASTLINES DEFINITION: According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of a ‘coastline’ is: “1:  a line that forms the boundary between the land and the ocean or a lake” “2:  the outline of a coast” ******************** I know what I think about when I think of Coastlines:… Continue Reading “LANDSCAPES (Coastlines) Fun Facts”

LANDSCAPES (Deserts) Fun Facts

DESERTS Love ’em or leave ’em, the deserts of the U.S. are not only interesting, important for the health and survival of the planet, but are also incredibly beautiful!  There are a number of different types of deserts in the U.S., and if you… Continue Reading “LANDSCAPES (Deserts) Fun Facts”

LANDSCAPES (Forests) Fun Facts

As we travel across the country, we find that much of the U.S. is covered by some sort of forest.  Did you know, however, that there are many kinds of forests all with distinct characteristics? Next time your enjoying the pretty wooded section of… Continue Reading “LANDSCAPES (Forests) Fun Facts”

LANDSCAPES (Great Lakes) Fun Facts

GREAT LAKES DEFINITION: According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of ‘Great Lakes’ is: “the large freshwater lakes (Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie,  and Ontario) which lie on the northern borders of the United States.” ********************* The Free Dictionary adds this information to the definition of ‘Great Lake’: “a series of five lakes between the U.S. and Canada, comprising Lakes Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario, and Superior; connected with the  Atlantic by the St. Lawrence River.”   BASIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE GREAT LAKES: *The Great Lakes make up the largest… Continue Reading “LANDSCAPES (Great Lakes) Fun Facts”

LANDSCAPES (Mountains) Fun Facts

 MOUNTAINS DEFINITION: According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of a ‘mountain’ is:  “a landmass that projects conspicuously above its surroundings and is higher than a hill The sun set behind the mountains, an elongated ridge”. Your Dictionary adds this information to the definition of ‘mountain’: “The definition… Continue Reading “LANDSCAPES (Mountains) Fun Facts”

LANDSCAPES (Plains) Fun Facts

PLAINS “The Sea, The Woods, the Mountains, all suffer in comparison with the Prairie.  The Prairie has a stronger hold on the senses…”   Albert Pike 1831 Did you know that nearly 502,000 square miles of the U.S. is part of the Great Plains?  No matter… Continue Reading “LANDSCAPES (Plains) Fun Facts”

LANDSCAPES (River Basins) Fun Facts

RIVER BASINS DEFINITION: According to Reference , the definition of a ‘River Basin’ is: ‘the land water must cross to reach a river. A river basin collects all available water from various tributaries, creeks and streams in its area.’ Your Dictionary adds this information… Continue Reading “LANDSCAPES (River Basins) Fun Facts”

LANDSCAPES (Wetlands) Fun Facts

WETLANDS DEFINITION: According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of a ‘wetlands’ is: “land or areas (such as marshes or swamps) that are covered often intermittently with shallow water or have soil saturated with moisture —usually used in plural” Dictionary.com adds this information to the definition… Continue Reading “LANDSCAPES (Wetlands) Fun Facts”