I have been taking Abi on a nature walk in our neighborhood just about every day. Sometimes we do it at the end of a ride or run, sometimes we take Maddy out and just goof off. Abi seems to really enjoy her walks, and I love seeing what she gets into and is interested in. Dandilions are a new favorite, in addition to rocks and sticks.
While we were out last week, I brought the camera along. I recently heard that people call our nieghborhood “xyz ghettoes” instead of “xyz meadows.” I know it’s supposed to be funny, but I didn’t see the humor in it. I have a lot of pride in our neighborhood. I tried to capture some shots of what makes it a great place. I can hang up diapers and not only do the neighbors not care, they have gone out of their way to tell me how it brings back good memories for them of cloth diapering their kids. I can take Maddy out to play frisbee in a wide open field that won’t be developed. I can see mountains. Kids play outside – they build dirt jumps, chase balls, ride bikes, get in the creek, play T-ball. There is a diversity not found in other places – of ages, of walks of life. Most of all, we know our neighbors. We look out for each other. So, just an FYI – don’t trash-talk our neighborhood in front of me. I am proud to live here!