Saturday, November 20, 2010

'Round the neighborhood

A neighbor's bird of paradise in bloom.

I've long admired this beauty. I think this is an agave plant?

Living in a new development is not my ideal, but thankfully,
we have a few natural areas that the developer was wise enough to leave alone.
We often use these ponds to observe nature as part of a school project
or just to get out of the house when we need to reconnect with the natural world.
We frequently see sandhill cranes, egrets, and herons searching for lunch
and even a frolicking otter was spotted once a few years back.
I'm looking forward to living in a more rustic setting.
Sometimes, ya gotta find nature where ya can...