Here are the new houses in my neighborhood sitting right on the edge of the desert.
I am looking back and taking this picture of my house sticking out seemingly in the middle of no where while I am heading due south.
Now we are heading down into the wetlands.
In the summer I can't get this close because of all the willows. My development is aptly named Willowbrook. We have a lot of ducks and geese that spend the winter here.
Now we are heading east into the open sageland.
As you can see there is a lot of off road vehicle traffic that the environmentalists are trying to keep out, because they are causing so much erosion to this old growth sage area.
Some more water area on the other side. We are still heading east.
This is now looking back west at my neighborhood across the sagebrush.
Heading back west looking at some of the desert. I know it looks bleak, but this walk is so peaceful, no human noise, just birds and such. A great place for me to talk to God. We are bordered on the northside by a city park. You can see some of the winter dead grass and a peek at my house in the distance.
Zooming in on the back of my house across the Amon Creek.
The back of my development and the surrounding hills and houses. That hill is called Little Badger Mt.
We have gone a bit south, and are now heading back over the creek into the neighborhood.
At the end of my street they have tried to set up barriers to keep the off road vehicles from accessing the sage lands/wet lands.
This is a raw brand new development. We were one of the first homes built here in 2006. Plant some trees people!
My home is coming up on the far right. We are heading north.
Here we are.
My front courtyard is lovely in the summer time.
Here is kitty waiting for me. She sure sticks close to home. Good thing, there are plenty of coyotes out in the desert. They love to eat kitties :[
This one is for you Barbara! Not as lush and lovely as your English countryside. In the summer I do garden intensely to give me that oasis feel.