The following photos were taken in the Puna District of Hawaii - The Big Island.
This side of the island is generally misty and thus very verdant.
Hilo is Hawai‘i Island’s capital city and also a major port (the second largest in the Hawaiian Islands). About one third of the population of the island of Hawai‘i lives in Hilo.
Relatively cool and wet, Hilo is located on Hilo Bay on the island’s northeast side where rain falls most days of the year. Hawai‘i Islands’ prodigious rainfall has led to the town’s nickname, “America’s rainiest city,” and the rain produces the town’s luxuriant jungle-like growth, cascading waterfalls, and of course rainbows.
Hilo’s lush weather also allows for plenteous flower production in local nurseries and greenhouses. Popular commercial flowers produced in Hilo include anthuriums, orchids, and gingers, many of which are exported to various locations outside of the Hawaiian Islands.