Waste Management

The Waste Management Phoenix Open is underway and today is the “All Day Green Out” (everyone attending is encouraged to wear green to support the eco-sensitive efforts of the golf tournament).  The event is the “largest verified zero waste event in the world”.  That’s kind of mind-boggling considering over 700,000 people attend the event.  Click here for more information.

Click the image below to open a pdf of the 2019 Sustainability Report:
2019 WM report

 

Cloud Nine

I’ve been looking through old photos lately and came across this one from 2012, of a low cloud as seen from Hole 9.

August 9, 2012 - "Cloud 9" on the Bent Tree golf course

August 9, 2012 – “Cloud Nine” on the Bent Tree golf course

 

2020 Home Sales (so far)

At least four Bent Tree homes have sold so far in 2020, and we’re still in the first month.  In 2019, only two homes sold in January.

  1. SOLD 1/14/2020 for $168,900:  A-frame on two acres (4 lot combo), built 1970
  2. SOLD 1/17/2020 for $177,500:  Hebel Block home, built 2002
  3. SOLD 1/23/2020 for $ 90,000:  Lindal Cedar Chalet fixer-upper, built 1972
  4. SOLD 1/23/2020 for $190,000:  Ranch with finished terrace-level, built 1998

Straightening out the Dogleg

January 24, 2020 - Panoramic view of Hole 15

January 24, 2020 – Panoramic view of Hole 15

The photo above is a panoramic photo (taken yesterday) of Hole 15, as viewed from the woods where hundreds of golf balls wind up each year.  The photo gives the illusion that the fairway is straight.  The photo below (taken May 2017) shows part of the dogleg, with the green hidden from view.

May 6, 2017 - Hole 15, Bent Tree Golf

May 6, 2017 – Hole 15, Bent Tree Golf

All Puffed Up

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These bluebirds were puffed up to handle yesterday’s cold temperatures.  They puff up their feathers to trap air, which gets warmed up by their body heat and keeps the birds warm.

January 21, 2020 - Bluebird in Bent Tree

January 21, 2020 – Bluebird in Bent Tree