Plumeria trees have an unusual blooming strategy. When we got here on January 31st, the tree outside our window looked like this;
very few leaves and one bloom. Both bloom and leaf grew from the very ends of stubby, finger-like branches. Eventually, the tree will be in full bloom, then set about growing more leaves for the summer. Different.
Pretty flower, nonetheless.
-The only license plates you see here are Hawaiian.
-Interstate Highways don’t go to another state. They don’t even leave the County (each
of the major islands is a County of the state of
Maui has the most and
flag is a Union
Jack on a red, white and blue striped field Hawaiian
-The cost of living here is high and salaries are low due to the lack of industry other than
the Military and Tourism.
-Land costs are high since suitably usable land is rare and the costs of installing infrastructure
like hydro, water and sewers through the lava that underlies everything is also high.
-If it’s a tropical fruit or flower or tree, it probably grows here.
-It rains heavily on the Windward side of the islands because the volcanoes are the first
bump the clouds see for thousands of miles; they’re forced to rise, they cool down, it