Today, I was presented with the challenge of repairing one of the swails that are arranged on all four corners of my home. By definition a swail is man made, in my case made of rocks, that provides a slope managing structure to carry rain water away from the house during the summer monsoon season. Above are some pictures of my swail, the area that needed to repair, plus some back yard photos.
In the days and weeks to come, it is my intent to post photos and share my many rich and fulfilling Arizona experiences. Hopefully, this blog will engender and create an interest on the part of the reader to know more about the diversity of the "Grand Canyon State" and possibly visit. (November 23rd, 2009)
I was born and raised in the cold country of Minnesota. After spending thirty seven years in education, retirement in Arizona was my answer. Today, my interests and passions include traveling, playing tennis and being with my grandchildren.