Living here on the Eastern Coast of the United States during the summer bears comparison with summers in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. If you took the mountains in the distance out of this photo, you would have a line of trees. The trees are the most prominent feature of any landscape here in Maryland and elsewhere in the east. You can find mountain scenes but not anywhere near Annapolis. The only distant view I regularly see is the city from the top of a bridge over the Severn River.