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Friday, October 24, 2008

How do you know if it's Autumn if you live in Hawaii?

1. The sun goes down in blazing color

2. The Golden Plovers have returned.

3. The average temperature drops from 81 deg F to 79.6 deg F, and the humidity goes from 68% to 71%. Rain goes from .8 inches to 2-3 inches. This is compared to summer.

4. The stores all have Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations up.

5. The oama are getting scarce.

6. Some plumeria trees lose their leaves.

7. Football

8. The calender.

Have I missed any?


Aim said...

I thought you were going to say "by reading mainlanders' blogs!" Heh. (what on earth is oama?!)

MK said...

Friends and relatives who live in places like Oregon, New Mexico, and NYC start begging for warm hats and mittens!

Opal said...

Friends on the mainland start bragging about the pretty colors their leaves are turning. Also, the World Series. That's indicative of Fall for me. :)

Mokihana said...

1: The ocean gets more cold and it's harder to find good days to go swimming!

2: 70 degrees feels like freezing!

3: If you're really lucky and live/d Manoa Valley like me, every once in awhile you get to see your breath first thing in the morning!

weebug said...

that is an incredible display of colour! and i have no idea of what oama is either.

Lilikoi Knits said...

Add me to the list of people who don't know what oama is. Well, actually, after asking the hubby I know now.

For me, it is the koleas that are beginning to signify the transition to winter. But the other big thing is that the waves die down on the south shore and pick up on the north.

bockstark.knits said...

Hmmm...maybe Obama craze is heating up? :)