Here is another cool thing about Hawaii, stuff grows everywhere. Southern California, especially when you go a little inland is mostly desert. Riverside is desert that has water. Stuff grows, but it is all on you. Our normal colors are shades of brown. Except for a few months of the year, usually around December or January to about March. When the rain comes down, everything gets green. I love it in that it makes everything look so different. But then it all dries up again.
Places that have a lot of snow have a lot of names for snow, Eskimos in Alaska, I have heard, have like 20 different names for snow. We have "Hot" and "Dry". Some folks don't like it. I love it. There is a smell when I get a run or ride in the early morning during the summer, it is hard to describe, but it is the dew on the dry brush and grass that as it evaporates brings with it this earthy dry smell. It is sweet, and mixed with the warmish cool air, it is refreshing. About 3 or 4 times a year there are great Orange blossoms, and they really smell great. The other thing that we smell here, jasmine. It seems that everyone plants star jasmine, and that is a great smell as well about 3 or 4 times a year.
Hawaii it seems is visually stunning, and sometimes in the resorts can smell very nice. The ocean breezes help. But for all the green and color, there seems to be this native plant that everyone grows. I am not even sure which one it is, but it stinks. It smells like B.O. So I love the colors of Hawaii, but I love the colors and smell of home as well. I need to learn to take pics of the dry as well as the wet.
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