Salinas and the towns around us are what I would call arid – I know how can it be – arid on the coast? Well we are so far down the coast and so close to Peru that it is actually dry here. Annual rainfall is under 5 inches, less than Las Vegas. Most yards are not grass but concrete with small concrete planter boxes around the inside walls as well as the outside walls. As we walk around we see some beautiful flowering plants and trees. Below are some of the pictures I have gotten over the past several months. Hope you enjoy!