A British visitor to the Rocky Mountains, despite the fact that his Denver
hosts had urged him, 'You'll love the Rockies', complained that there were
too many trees of too few kinds, mostly the same monotonous evergreens,
too many rocks, too much sun too high in the sky, not enough water, the
scale was too big and there were not enough signs of humans, no balanced
elements of form and colour, nothing like the Lake District or the Scottish
Can one argue that he was wrong? One argument is that he did not have
the right scientific categories....