Thursday, October 18, 2007

There's Some Weird Trees In Californy, Pt. 1

California has a lot of different kinds of trees. Some are huge and majestic, others are pretty gnarly and just plain weird. Before we moved out here, I didn't know I liked trees so much. Maybe I was influenced by Tolkien and the Lord of the Rings books, in which trees play a big part. Here's a few that Loretta and I saw on a walk tonight at dusk, hence the slightly dim lighting. What the...?! This tree looks like it fell down or was cut down. It's actually fully alive and only laying down...
Weird roots! If you believe that God created and designed everything, as I do, then you may look at something like this and conclude, "God is weird." I mean that in a good way. For another example of His weirdness (or, His Weirdness...) check out Loretta's long ear.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Some more pics of where we live

Here's an outside view of our wing of the complex. That's our balcony with the guard dog peeking through the bars. ;)
This is the exercise room, which we used last night for the first time and nearly died.
The pool and hot tub, neither of which have we used, but it's nice to know they're there.

Community grill area, available to all Rosewood renters for individual use. We use it quite a bit.This is the lounge area in the rental office where you can go watch TV or play pool or use the computers. They also have little get-togethers or movie nights for all the renters.