Spanish is full of refrains. In Don Quixote de La Mancha, Sancho Panza often quotes them to show his wisdom, though he tends to get them wrong.
Cervante's novel includes a passing reference to a popular refrain: "No todo el monte es orégano." The mountain isn't all oregano. It means that any undertaking won't be all easy and agreeable; oregano is a soft, fragrant herb. Life isn't always a bed of roses, as we say in English.
That's why I'm Mount Orégano in LiveJournal. This mountain is oregano. Mostly.
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— Sue Burke