Monday, January 25, 2016

Natural Desert

Our friends came to visit us this weekend and while they were here we walked the property - Ed was showing them the points the surveyor marked - and took some pictures. This is one of mine, looking at the house from the east side of the property.

Out here we have what's called "natural desert landscape". I think it's kinda hideous. Brown, brownish-green, green, greenish-gray, gray, grayish brown. Every once in a while you'll see purple, and in the spring there are flowers, but it's still essentially blah.

There are lots of companies that do beautiful landscape designs. Some use the natural desert as you see it here, just a lot neater and usually incorporating decorative rock into the layout, and others do more greenery, maybe patches of grassy areas, and colorful flowers.

At one time we had lemon, grapefruit, and pomegranate trees in our backyard, and the front yard hadn't been washed away by heavy rains like we had two years ago and then again just recently.  We're considering in the next year doing some work to the yard and making it a little more appealing.

When that eventually happens, I'll be glad to have some photos to look back on.

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Ed Humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa

2014: NOT An Oasis
2013: Drop The Flag And Take Me Home
2012: Cottonwood Trading Company
2011: Service With A Smile
2010: Getting The Red Out, One Barn At A Time
2009: Obamaduck!
2008: How A Four Year Old Can Make You Feel Like Crap For Trying To Get Out Of Doing Yard Work
2007: Florida Fro
2006: Hail To The McGriddle Gods
2005: Sorry, no post on this day. The blog didn’t start until May 2005!


Belledog said...

I think the grounds are spectacular.

When was your mom's house constructed? It looks timeless, from outside ...

The Daily Rant said...

BELLEDOG: The house was built in 1973, and my mother's been in it for 36 years. It's constructed of slump block, typical of construction in this area at that time. One level, territorial style. There have been some updates made to the interior - as much as I wish it remained a time capsule - but nothing's ever been done to the exterior. We have some landscape plans in mind to neaten up the mess.