Posted by: littlehouseonthebigisland | June 3, 2015

Every Climate, Every Season…

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Rain forest near Hilo. c. 2015 S.A. Jones.

The Big Island has every climate in the world, except arctic.  From snow-capped summits, to tropical rain forests, we have it all.  The link below is to a wonderful story that recently appeared in the New York Times about a visitor’s discovery of the amazing variables we experience everyday here.

Ranch land along the Saddle Road.  c. 2015 S.A. Jones.

Ranch land along the Saddle Road. c. 2015 S.A. Jones.

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Cattle grazing near Wiamea.  c. 2015 S.A. Jones.

Certainly, when I first began to visit, I had no idea that at Christmastime the locals would be lining the highway with real snowmen, made from snow they brought down from the mountains.  I had never been in a cloud forest (our farm during rainy season), nor was I aware that every fall there would be a giant cook-off called Taste of the Hawaiian Range, heavily attended

7,000' elevation, with Mauna Kea's peak looming up in the clouds.

7,000′ elevation, with Mauna Kea’s peak looming up in the clouds. c. 2015 S.A. Jones.

by ranchers, paniolos (Hawaiian for cowboys), and the best chefs in the state. From the cloud-forested coffee lands, to cowboy country, from the beaches to lava-scapes, from freezing temperatures to sweltering heat, the Big Island truly, nearly, has it all!

The Link:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/31/travel/in-hawaii-surf-sun-and-snow.html?smid=nytcore-iphone-share&smprod=nytcore-iphone&_r=0

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Reflections at a black sand beach. c. 2015 S.A. Jones.

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