Folks here have more freedom to use their creativity than in some communities
Some parks with HOA's are very restrictive on types of plants, colors, types of structures, etc. I don't know where RoVer's Roost falls on the spectrum - but I notice a lot more individuality here than SMR, (where I just spent a couple of months). I like it!
|Does BigFoot live here?|
|Love these faces!|
Most lots have sheds; they are often painted really nicely (anything other than white is fine by me!). Some of the sheds are painted with murals.
|I especially like the pattern on this walk-way|
Everyone needs a little help now and then
I've heard that Saguaro cactus that are leaning off vertical will grow arms on the opposite side of the lean! Personal observation seems to confirm that theory - but apparently, sometimes, that isn't enough and a cactus needs some help to stay upright.
Phoebe meets a tarantula
Last night on our bedtime walk, Phoebe was sniffing something that I realized was moving! Sure enough, it was (I think) a small Arizona Blonde Tarantula. They are docile - they must be to put up with a wet doggy nose all up in their business! I love seeing them.
|Maybe 3-4" including legs|
Walking late at night is very quiet - unless we walk in the most logical place - a road and wide gravel area next to a huge, very tall Oleander hedge. Thousands of birds spend the night in the hedge; around dusk, the bird song is so loud you can barely hear yourself think. After dark, walking along the hedge disturbs the birds and they scare Phoebe with the flutter of hundreds of wings in the leaves. I think it's kind of cool.
I have no idea what this beetle-like thing is - but, it's huge!!!
Sunsets are 360; like being in an incredibly colorful snowglobe
I can not even begin to describe how powerfully I am affected by sunsets and sunrises. In all directions and overhead, for 20-30 minutes, the sky can simply be astonishing!! Pictures can only, at best, capture a small sliver of the reality.
Tonight's sunset was another really great one! The kind where I stand in the desert and just turn in circles for 20 minutes looking at the sky, and saying "ooooh" and "aaahhhh".
The photos are, unfortunately, only a small, much duller, representation of the magical sunset I experienced.
Phoebe could have cared less. . . . .