Saturday, June 30, 2012

A walk with Scout

Scout and I walked up to Shroeter Park yesterday after dinner...
 
 Just a few blocks away.  Chasing the sunset...
This park, smack dab in the middle of suburbia, is like a desert garden out in the country.  
It has some amazing patches of Agave and Prickly Pear.
 
It's easy to forget you are only a few blocks from home.  
There are mulched trails throughout the park.
A heart shaped cactus - sweet!
I wore comfy clothes and tennies and came home covered in burrs, sweating half to death.  This park is surrounded by a granite gravel track that I used to walk regularly.  I should probably start that up again...maybe just not at day's end - yuck.
 But we were just here to see nature, and the setting sun gave us such nice light to photograph.
 Curved wall around a playscape near where we take family photos - such a beautiful place.
A path in and around patches of mesquite and cacti.  The sounds of cicadas was deafening!
 Dried blooms on some unknown-to-me weed.  Beautiful even when dried out.
 
 Some of these trees have to be generations old, when this area was farmland.
 Hurry!  We're almost out of light!
Until tomorrow...




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