Even within Virginia there are drastic changes in the topography as you travel from west to east. I grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains surrounded by rolling mounds that - in this part of the country anyways - count as mountains and are lushly covered in green foliage and the shadows and texture those trees and other plant create at sunrise and sunset.
But if you travel just a little to the east you enter "Flatginia." About 300 or so miles of largely flat real estate stretching from the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge to the Atlantic coast. Oh, there are hills and bumps out that way....but nothing to rival Mt. Rogers, the Peaks of Otter or McAffee's Knob.
Yeah. I know. McAffee's Knob. Go ahead. The rest of us have already spent our lives making fun of it.