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Old 11-18-2009, 10:19 PM
 
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But only a few species of trees turn color in autumn. Most trees\ plants are evergreen [eucalyptus, palms, citrus, pines, oaks, etc.]. I wish we did have a real autumn like Chicago because nothing really changes from season to season in LA.
The northeast region of America is the most beautiful during the "fall" season. It literally looks like a Norman Rockell painting. It's extremely wooded, unlike a lot of the midwest. A few miles outside of Chicago, and it looks like the prarie. Illinois is not a very attractive state. Sure they're parts around Chicago that are, but overall, it's very boring and unappealing looking.
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Old 11-18-2009, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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The northeast region of America is the most beautiful during the "fall" season. It literally looks like a Norman Rockell painting. It's extremely wooded, unlike a lot of the midwest. A few miles outside of Chicago, and it looks like the prarie. Illinois is not a very attractive state. Sure they're parts around Chicago that are, but overall, it's very boring and unappealing looking.
Chicago's built on a huge swamp...it's not meant to look pretty. There are tons of forest preserves in Chicago..a lot of IL is wooded, its just a lot of its been cut down for farming....
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Old 11-18-2009, 10:42 PM
 
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a lot of IL is wooded, its just a lot of its been cut down for farming....
and flat suburban sprawl
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3635/...6094d23ba3.jpg

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Old 11-18-2009, 10:47 PM
 
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Chicago's built on a huge swamp...it's not meant to look pretty. There are tons of forest preserves in Chicago..a lot of IL is wooded, its just a lot of its been cut down for farming....
I've driven all thru the state of Illinois, in all different directions. Illinois, along with most of the midwest can't compare with the northeast. Drive thru the "turnpike" in Pa. or interstate 80. Go up into the New England states also, extremely wooded!

Trying to compare Illinois with PA in tree's, is an arguement you won't win. Pa. is heavily forested from one end to the other. Compared with the midwest states that only have 'pocketed' areas.
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Old 11-19-2009, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Trying to compare Illinois with PA in tree's, is an arguement you won't win. Pa. is heavily forested from one end to the other. Compared with the midwest states that only have 'pocketed' areas.
The Northeast wasn't brought up, it's a non-issue, why are you always adding things to the conversation that don't belong?

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and flat suburban sprawl
There's nothing wrong with flat and that looks fairly dense to me, especially for a suburb. Do you have the link to the picture?

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The northeast region of America is the most beautiful during the "fall" season. It literally looks like a Norman Rockell painting. It's extremely wooded, unlike a lot of the midwest. A few miles outside of Chicago, and it looks like the prarie. Illinois is not a very attractive state. Sure they're parts around Chicago that are, but overall, it's very boring and unappealing looking.
Once again, it's not about New England. Just stop posting about Chicago, period.
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Old 11-19-2009, 12:16 AM
 
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The Northeast wasn't brought up, it's a non-issue, why are you always adding things to the conversation that don't belong?



There's nothing wrong with flat and that looks fairly dense to me, especially for a suburb. Do you have the link to the picture?



Once again, it's not about New England. Just stop posting about Chicago, period.
Ah, the "east coast" was "brought up". If you bothered to read some previous post you'd seen that.

Don't get mad at me cause Chicago was built on an around the "prarie".....
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Old 11-19-2009, 12:36 AM
 
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I wish we did have a real autumn like Chicago because nothing really changes from season to season in LA.
photos courtesy of milquetoast at ssc.

No it not as colorful as Chicago autumn, but there is no doubt four seasons in Los Angeles. Mostly the tress in the suburban communties have more drastic colors, whereas in the city of LA we have more palm trees.
http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/e...fredcamino.jpg


Courtesy of Dao at ssc.

Eagle Rock district within the city of LA

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Old 11-19-2009, 12:49 AM
 
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Well obviously...the St. Louis Arch is the gateway to the west and IL and MO boarder.
Actually, I was thinking more in the terms of heading westbound on interstate 94 towards Minneapolis (which I still consider to be midwest).

But once you start getting west of that, I consider it to be "western".
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:31 AM
 
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Plenty of trees in the Upper Midwest...which Chicago is part of. Much of the upper midwest is more northwoods than farms...
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (wilshire/westwood)
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photos courtesy of milquetoast at ssc.

No it not as colorful as Chicago autumn, but there is no doubt four seasons in Los Angeles. Mostly the tress in the suburban communties have more drastic colors, whereas in the city of LA we have more palm trees.



Courtesy of Dao at ssc.

Eagle Rock district within the city of LA











Hey I allready posted these exact pic's. Couple of post back.
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