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...
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...
Drought & Landscaping

Drought & Landscaping

For those who live in Bullhead City, Arizona or in the Colorado River Valley it can be hard to believe that we are living through an historic drought. A cool, blue river with an endless stream of jet skis and boats is flowing past our doors. There is every impression...

Are You Ready For Spring?

Yes, we live in the desert. Yes, we expect it to be dry. Did you know that Bagdad, California on Route 66 in the Mojave Desert  holds the record for the longest dry streak in the United States? The small desert community had no measurable precipitation from October 3,...
Countdown to 2021

Countdown to 2021

Winter is here. This is the season for giving thanks. It is also the season for reflecting on the year that is coming to a close and for giving thought to a new year. And for residents of the Colorado River Valley this is also when we enjoy long desert walks and...
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