Nice to See

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It’s been nice to see all the horseback riders out and about in Bent Tree this spring.  Yesterday, I came across two different groups within a few minutes. The header above shows one group crossing the road near the stables.  The photo below, of another group, was taken at the spillway.

April 30, 2017 - at the spillway

April 30, 2017 – at the spillway

SOLD – Double Buildable Lot

The “Double wooded lot, over an acre, level lot, easy build” piece of property closed earlier this month for $20,000.  Click here for a 2014 post that includes a video that starts right by the lot.

Nice wooded, buildable lot that sold this month

Nice wooded, buildable lot that sold this month

Another Completed Flip

The renovated cedar home mentioned three weeks ago closed on April 22nd for $315,000.  Just fifteen months earlier, the flippers (an LLC) had purchased the home for $142,555 (HUD foreclosure sale) and proceeded to do major renovations. See the photos below for before and after photos of front of the house.  Click here for a previous post on an earlier flip in Bent Tree.

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Hummingbird Camouflage

Cardinal flowers (Lobelia cardinalis) are blooming along the streams in Bent Tree. A hummingbird was darting away from the flower when I snapped this picture. The background vegetation is the perfect camouflage for the hummingbird.

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August 22, 2015 - Hummingbird and Cardinal Flower in Bent Tree

August 22, 2015 – Hummingbird and Cardinal Flower in Bent Tree

Serenity Now

A letter from the Bent Tree Board President, and another letter from the Bent Tree General Manager, were posted to the official Bent Tree website (under Communications Hub, property login required) yesterday, regarding the upcoming CC&R vote.

If reading the letters sends your blood pressure up, here’s a photo taken yesterday that should help bring your BP back down (click image to zoom).

Ohmmmm. Serenity Now.

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August 21, 2015 – beautiful fawn in Bent Tree

 

 

 

Butterflies Galore

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There were all sorts of butterflies on a Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum), which is growing in a sunny roadside spot in Bent Tree. The photo below captured four different butterflies (click image to zoom). See the second photo below if you can’t find all four.

August 20, 2015 - Butterflies on Joe Pye Weed (click image to zoom)

August 20, 2015 – Butterflies on Joe Pye Weed (click image to zoom)

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Now blooming in Bent Tree

The native wildflower Physostegia virginiana, common name “obedient plant“, is in full bloom this week in Bent Tree.

A “wild obedient” plant…how’s that for an oxymoron?

August 16, 2015 - Obedient plant blooming in Bent Tree

August 16, 2015 – Obedient plant blooming in Bent Tree (click photo to zoom in)