SUMMER AT EDGEMOOR 2021
Summer in Edgemoor equates with scenic hikes, the song of meadowlarks, and wave after wave of valley edge flowers.
The mountain views have been spectacular, particularly in the mornings, and the sunsets have been vivid and memorable.
Watching thunderstorm clouds march by in this vast landscape is awe-inspiring, because the internal lightning bolts are visible arcing here and there.
We have had amazing thunderstorms and drenching rains, perfect for crops and newly seeded lots in the development, as well as reseeding of the remaining 7 lots.
The air is fresh and clean, and the scents of grass and flowers waft up from the coulees. A recent sun shower produced a double rainbow.
4 homes have been built, one framed and roofed, another two starting in a few weeks.
The retention pond filled up nicely with the spring rains. It has been a bit dry this summer, so the water level has receded. Deer, ducks, geese and red-winged blackbirds visit.
We have been discussing the effects of COVID-19 on our lives out here with neighbours, and it appears that there is unanimity about the ability to cope so much better living in this environment. We allow residents to hike with their families on our privately-owned coulees to make it to the river and enjoy the flora and fauna.
Some have been working from home, and find that being surrounded by nature results in a sense of freedom the they didn't experience in the city. They feel the their kids are doing better out here!
So, it is with great anticipation that we await more home being built.
The most recent box nest of bluebird babies is now empty, as they have flown.