Favorite Location of The Moment: My Backyard

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dmillard
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Favorite Location of The Moment: My Backyard

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My cat briefly inserted himself in one of the images before deciding to explore elsewhere. If only I could get him to pose where and when I wanted!

David

Ken Ramos
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Must be nice to have a backyard that beautiful but then again, it oftentimes takes a lot of work to keep it that away. I once read that cats don't have owners, they have "staff." :)

Planapo
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Post by Planapo »

I find it always interesting to have a look at such far away places. You have a patch of beautiful vegetation there, David. Looks like some good hunting ground for bugs right on your doorstep!

And I can well imagine John Wayne galloping alongside your fence. He should take care not to steer his quarter horse through them opuntiae, though. :wink: :)

--Betty

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dmillard
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Post by dmillard »

Greetings Ken and Betty, and thank you for your comments.
Ken Ramos wrote:Must be nice to have a backyard that beautiful but then again, it oftentimes takes a lot of work to keep it that away.
It was quite a lot of work initially, mostly clearing dead brush, but it has been almost self-sustaining in the 15 years since. What is interesting is what plants have spontaneously appeared through the years, some of which have become established, while others were ephemeral.
Planapo wrote:Looks like some good hunting ground for bugs right on your doorstep!
I am blessed with an abundance of bugs!
Planapo wrote:And I can well imagine John Wayne galloping alongside your fence. He should take care not to steer his quater horse through them opuntiae, though.
He would also need to avoid the agave further back, which could easily quarter his quarter horse. :shock:

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dmillard wrote: He would also need to avoid the agave further back, which could easily quarter his quarter horse. :shock:
:lol:
Ideed! "No place but Texas"! :D

--Betty
Atticus Finch: "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view
- until you climb into his skin and walk around in it."
Lee, N. H. 1960. To Kill a Mockingbird. J. B. Lippincott, New York.

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