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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sunday in the Park with Sheebie

Friends and Kitties!

Sheebie here, with a Park Report.
Since there's so many photos, I left 'em small--click to biggafy!
I walked up to the top of the street, and we'll work our way back to my house.
Look what's in the center of the photo:

The Official Sign!

Looking down the street from the top--in a few years our street is going to be tree-lined and shady.  Because of the long growing season the trees will mature quickly.  Everything is drip irrigated and water smart.

A little ways down the street and into the park is this cool stone wall.  I have no idea if it has any purpose other than to be interesting, we'll just gave to wait and see what happens next.  That's an acacia tree in the foreground.

The wall has three different colored rocks--only two shown here (don't panic!)--and was all built by hand.  There's been a team of stone-layers working six days a week for at least the past two months and it looks as if they have more to do judging from the quantities of rebar and wire mesh still on the job site.

This is the same type of tree we have in our back yard, a desert willow.

PaloVerde in flower

The landscapers have started on the smaller plants, too; there's agave and grasses and some stabby plant that I can never remember the name of. 

Look--it's my buddy the Horny Toad!
The kid's play area has a ways to go yet.  It's hard to envision the final look, so more on that another time.

These metal shade "sail" rest areas are also all along the bike trail, which is great for those 114 F degree days.

The restroom walls are large pond rock, again all built by hand.  I'm curious to see how the gable areas are going to be finished.
(sorry about the glare)

From the restroom looking North.  Check out my volcano in the distance!

Down at the other end, looking back South.

The view from our front yard...

...and up the street from our driveway.

I'm so excited!

Happy Sunday, and have a wonderful week!

XX  Sheebie  XX


  1. It's very nice, but I can't get over how HOT it is there. Won't the horny toad like BURN any kid (or adult, ha ha) who climbs on it? Or do people use the parks there from like 9 p.m. to dawn???

  2. We were wondering the same thing as Spitty. Even here in OK, you'll burn your bum on a slide as early as June!

    Great pics! Thank you for sharing your park with us.

  3. a scorching hot horny toad, that just doesn't sound right.

    where are the feral cat shelters and feeding stations? Do those get added later?

  4. Spiffy. Are the rock walls along a highway? ARe they sound barriers?

  5. What fun to have a nice built in place to go take a safe walk when you need a break. Are those little red things around the horny toad spigots for water (like a sprinkler type deal?) or are they lights. T.

  6. Looks pretty interesting. Happy Sunday.

  7. It will be great when all the greens are in place and growing! Love the bike trail with shades! Purrs!

  8. I still think the catio looks like more fun!

  9. It's great to see it coming along so well. Even better that it's a *park* going in, not a condo or apartment development, like our City would do with any free space here.

    It almost looks like an alien landscape to me, though, with the striking difference in climate. :-)

  10. How exciting to have the park right across the street! And a bike trail, too? Awesomeness!

    Love your new tie-dyed background! ;-)

  11. 114 F is sooooo HOT , here in Sweden we shall be "glad" if the temperature will come up to 84 F :)
    Me and mom think´s your Park will look pawsome when it´s finished and the stonewall is really cool !

    P.S My mom have now ordered 2 T-shirts from your Daddy´s Etsy shop :)

  12. That is huge. I was also wondering about how hot it is going to be there but maybe during the winter it would be just fine. It sure does look like fun. Wonder if you are going to have tons of people around. Have a great day.

  13. 114??? That's way tooooo hot! OMC! That explains why the place looks sooooo dry.

  14. The park is looking great! With those hot temps, those trees are gonna come in handy to provide some much needed shade...though when it's 114 degrees, it's hot no matter if you're in the shade or not!

  15. Looks like they are really doing a good job.

  16. That park really is seriously cool!

  17. That park is lovely, you sure get the hots over there :) xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  18. That is a very cool park and I'm enjoying watching the progress on it! Love the trees!! Nice to have in the desert!

  19. Wow, they are sure doing a lot of work, it will be lovely when completed.

    114F...I can't even fathom a temp that high, let alone think about being out in it.

  20. Great progress on the park. I love the new tie-dye background and how it ties in with your tie dye business. ;-)

  21. There has been quite a bit of progress on the park! I would imagine the toad (frog)is made of a special material that does not get hot in the desert sun. Or, is there going to be running water on it to prevent the little tykes from getting burned legs?

  22. Wow that's a nice big park to have fun...That toad is bigggg!
    Kitty XO

  23. My goodness! What a lot of pylons you have!!! I dunno, for some reason I suddenly feel all shut in. Everything is so BIG in your neck of the woods (or desert)!

  24. Wow, it's really coming along nicely!

  25. Wow! That is such a lovely park! And wait until the trees grow's going to be really fun to go there! They sure spent a lot of time and money to make it look so nice.

  26. Hmmm, 114 degrees F is 46 degrees C! That means Mommy will cook doing the farm market in Osoyoos this summer!
    Bwaa! Haa! Haa!
    The park is coming along great!

  27. Looks pretty nice. bet the kitties will be wishing they could spend some time there. Purrs and hugs from the kitties at The Cat on My Head, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josete

  28. Yikes, 114 degrees? That is mighty hot. It's a good ting they have those shade things, and that there will be trees!

    The park is really starting to take shape. Thanks for the update, Sheebie!

  29. Oh my THAT is HOT! I can't even imagine temperatures like that.

    That park is looking fun!
    xo Catherine

  30. wow! what a lot of work going into this park! the multi-colored stone wall is going to be most impressive. we can't wait to see pix of you and teh kittehs exploring the Horney Toad. hope those shade trees grow FAST.

  31. Beautiful!! You live in such a nice area. :)

    I think you need to get one of those kiddy-trailers for your bike and take some of the cats along for rides. YEAH!


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