The Color I Steal from My Neighbors

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I am so glad my neighbors have not gone xeriscape because otherwise I wouldn’t get to steal all their color.

As we speak (or virtually schmooze), a load of pea gravel is being dumped in the front yard.  The disease has now spread from the back to the front, but really it is the responsible thing to do.

Living in the desert with green lush lawns, stealing water from northern CA for our vanity’s sake is just not reasonable.  We grow rocks here, and some drought resistant plants.  So we are going natural, but I’m hoping the neighbors don’t have the same conviction–at least for a while.

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wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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4 Responses to The Color I Steal from My Neighbors

  1. dorannrule says:

    You are doing the right thing with a desert landscape. But, do your neighbors KNOW you are stealing their color? These are fabulous shots, but tsk tsk! 🙂

  2. Darla Welchel says:

    After spending HOURS each week mowing and then having it all die in the August heat, I think I might like gravel. NAW, I like to walk barefoot around my yard. 😛

    • They keep raising our water costs, we live in the desert, my husband has a handicap and our sons are gone, so rock works! But if I freak out without green grass, we have a sod company down the road, and maybe they will let me come dance at little on the grass. No, wait, they fertilize with human sludge. I need to retire somewhere where rain falls from the sky and animals trim the lawn. 🙂

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