Where are you? – Hawaii

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In Canada we can’t grow citrus in our backyards,  there is just something about our seemingly endless winter that doesn’t agree with sunny oranges, or tart lemons, which is precisely why I get excited when I see one. The first time I saw an orange tree I was 24. I was walking down a back alley of San Francisco when I literally squealed in delight at the sight of big plump oranges dangling from a backyard tree. . I’ve calmed down a little since then, and I’ve shifted my focus. In Hawaii I would be on a hunt for an avocado tree. Hawaii grows their own special variety and I wanted to see one of those jade monsters in action.  
So after a breakfast fit for a queen …

In Canada we can’t grow citrus in our backyards,  there is just something about our seemingly endless winter that doesn’t agree with sunny oranges, or tart lemons, which is precisely why I get excited when I see one. The first time I saw an orange tree I was 24. I was walking down a back alley of San Francisco when I literally squealed in delight at the sight of big plump oranges dangling from a backyard tree. . I’ve calmed down a little since then, and I’ve shifted my focus. In Hawaii I would be on a hunt for an avocado tree. Hawaii grows their own special variety and I wanted to see one of those jade monsters in action.  
So after a breakfast fit for a queen …

… I wandered around neighbourhoods …  

 … ended up in an arboretum …. 

… but the search goes on …



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