Friday, November 16, 2007

A Piece of the Desert is Transformed

In September, about three dozen men (called workers here) dug long, deep trenches in the sand in front of where we live. They'd start early in the morning and take a long midday break; it was very hot and the sun was very strong.
Next they lay an elaborate network of narrow black hoses for underground sprinklers.
In October darker sand of a rich orange color was dumped over the near-white sand that's always been here. It was smoothed over the property. Palm trees were planted.
I don't know quite what's in these bags but I assume it's fertilizer or grass seed.
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