Thursday, April 17, 2014

Say goodbye to the flowers

Sad to say that as our residents and guests leave.....so do the flowers we enjoyed all season.  The Arizona hot temperatures just scorch our flowering annual plants and they won't survive the summer season so away they go.  No sense in wasting precious water on plants that can't survive the heat. 

On behalf of all residents, I do want to say a special thank you to the deadheader crew that worked so hard during season to keep our flower beds fresh and beautiful.  Theirs is truly a labor of love.

 
Wow....check out the huge 30 ft tall posts that were installed by the softball field this week.  I understand that we'll be installing some safety nets to prevent foul balls from escaping the field.  Will keep an eye on their progress.
 
 
In that same area, we saw some beautiful brick work being done along the dog agility fencing.  Very nice!!
 
 
 
We next drove over to the landfill/recycling area to check on progress.  All the grass clippings we've been collecting this past year are soon to be mulched in with the 2-year old shredded material we've been nurturing.  This clean pleasant smelling mixture will replace the very unpleasant mixture of manure we used to spread on the golf course as seed cover at reseeding time.  I'm guessing we save "bunches" of money with this recycling program as we avoid the landfill and can reuse the material that grows in our park.  Congrats to the team that works hard in this area.
 
 
 
While our crews are working, our residents are still playing.  The golf course was quite busy this morning as we drove around.  Glad to see folks still here enjoying this BEAUTIFUL weather instead of going to the snow back home.
 
I always smile when I see the visiting grandkids feeding the fish in our ponds.  I know residents are not supposed to feed the fish because then they'll get lazy and not keep the pond clean but I'm sure there's an exception for the kids.  Besides that....it's FUN to watch the fish struggle for their treats.
 
 
Y'all have a great day!  Keep watching for updates as it's going to be another BUSY summer here.
 
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I was always taught to respect my elders,
but it keeps getting harder to find one.
 
 
 


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