Each day after working around those I must work around, this is what I see once I change into summer clothes and open the blinds.
Sure, the foreground of my rental property lacks. Though the spare look of retained native plants in brown gravel mulch helps – Soaptree clumps and a few Fourwing Saltbush.
The neighbor’s horse fence trellis nicely compliments the space, adding an additional edge to their house, irregular desert plants, and low wall.
More closely, a nicely-framed Sotol is in the shadow of a Desert Willow.
A borrowed view is a powerful design tool, when it’s good.
Even when you borrow it with what you choose to frame, but certainly more when you design frames into such a view.
Just a tempering of our near-record heat to something less obscene, and more flowers are appearing on that Chilopsis linearis.
Though none of this is mine, it’s certainly a nice welcome back to my real life when I get home each day. Or just each day that I’m home.
It is my own view of serenity.
7/8/17 weather: 96 / 65 / 0.00