Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Arizona "Fall" And Outdoor Living

If one can create a good environment, sitting outside in Arizona in late October can be very, very comfortable. Things somehow even seem a bit more quiet now that we are not baking in the concrete oven. The pool that was attractive in May has been long off the radar since late August when "taking a warm bath" didn't seem all that appealing. So now its the the patios, the fire pit, and, especially, the plants that will draw us into enjoying the landscape. Even though they do fine in the summer, many of the more tropical plants are starting to seem more relaxed or something. Like they too understand the relief and celebration of the "end of summer" here in the desert. This Sago Palm (Cycas Revoluta) has the right idea. "Ah. . . . . . ."

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