Monday, July 25, 2011

An oasis in the desert

This is our first Summer with a real yard. The trees and the grass make such a huge difference. Even in the heat, our yard is so green and lush. 

Hong Kong Orchid Tree

I can't say enough good things about our Hong Kong Orchid Tree. It provides and umbrella of beautiful shade in our side yard. I look at it just about every day and marvel at its splendor. 

Judging from this picture, I think Honey must like it too. We set up a little table and chairs out there and you'll often find Josh and I relaxing under that tree.

Stranded spiders

I don't know if it is just the sight of water, but irrigation always makes things seem cooler and of course, it makes everything a little a greener. The birds all flock to the yard and play in the water. 

A baby orange.

A pomegranate.

The fruit is starting to really take shape on the trees. I can't believe how big the pomegranates are already! 

All in all, it is really nice to have a yard this year. It has made Summer in Arizona a little more bearable. It keeps us active and gives us both a great excuse to get outside in the morning or evening. The greenery and the shade is an absolute treat to come home to on a hot day.

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