Arizona and Illinois both have pigeons, morning doves, sparrows and humming birds.
I was surprised to learn Arizona has pine trees, like Illinois, but they're ones imported from Australia.
I've heard Arizona has almost every kind of tree, but it seems the most common where I visited in Scottsdale were palm trees, orange, grapefruit and olive trees. In Illinois, elm, willow, apple and birch seem more popular, plus a wider variety of evergreens.
Arizona has lots of mountains and hills, while Illinois is mainly flat.
Of course, the major difference is the temperature, which is lots warmer in Arizona than Illinois.
What have you noticed around you? Or, maybe you'd like to share some differences between your home state and where you've gone on vacation.
Remember to include some of it in your manuscripts to make the locale come alive for the reader.
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