General Remarks about Belarusian Nature
At first glance, Belarusian nature is not marked by a variety of colors and diversity of images. Maybe it does not impress one as much as the nature of the tropics, the mountains or the seaside. However, those who look closely at Belarusian nature and listen attentively to its tones and sounds will be overwhelmed by the wealth, depth, and substance of its phenomena.
The Nature in Belarus has many things in common with that in Eastern European countries located on a plain in a fairly cold climate. A birds-eye view of Belarus is that of a vast plain heavily covered with forest. Its western and northern parts are quite hilly. The southern part is a fairly marshy lowland. Among primeval forests (puscha) and sandy hills the mirrors of uncountable lakes shine. Silver ribbons of big rivers cut through the countrys territory carrying their waters either to the Black or to the Baltic sea.
That was the birds-eye view of the country. The close-up view is quite different and very fascinating. The nature of northern Belarus cannot be regarded as monotonous. Views, one more beautiful than the other, change there very quickly with every road turn, every hill and gully. Southern, low-laying Belarus, in the sense of relief, is more monotonous. It fascinates one by the mysterious width of its landscapes and the wild intact character of its nature.
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