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!