Building An Urban Oasis

Building An Urban Oasis

With few exceptions cities in the United States sprang from the wilderness as rustic frontier villages. In the years that followed they evolved with a sort of loosely controlled chaos, especially in the west with cycles of boom or bust. And with the dawning of the...
Swimming Pool Care & Maintenance

Swimming Pool Care & Maintenance

It may still seem like summer along the Colorado River. But fall is fast approaching. Come October temperatures can change quickly. Will your swimming pool be ready for winter? The first step is the cleaning of the pool. Of course this will be made easier if your are...

Creatures Large and Small

For those newly arrived to the Bullhead City area in the Colorado River Valley, the creatures large and small that inhabit the desert can be a little unnerving. This is especially true for folk that have migrated from the north country. But in comparison, these...
Swimming Pool Care & Maintenance

The Fabulous Vanderbilt’s

In the years bracketing the dawn of the 20th century, the Vanderbilt family had wealth beyond imagination. All along the east coast they built palatial estates. Many featured swimming pools that were reminiscent those build for the classic Roman emperors. Cornelius...
A Personal Paradise

A Personal Paradise

From the dawning of civilization people have manipulated nature to create a personal paradise. Ancient Greek and Roman texts, murals and mosaics portrayed the mythic Hanging Gardens of Babylon. This marvel was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. According...
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