Our El Presidio Gardens
A new week and a new theme. Today's theme is about "El Presidio". These grounds were in poor shape when I arrived on the property 3 years ago. Today they are becoming the El Presidio Gardens which I hope transforms into something special for the residents within the next couple years. This is a very interesting word and one that applies to our grounds here. The word "El Presidio" literally means a fort or establishment. The above picture is just a piece from the entire garden. There is more garden on the sides and in the front. This is the Central Courtyard.
Specifically it was a fortress established in the southwestern United States by the Spanish in order to protect their missions and other holdings. When I look at El Presidio, my place and from my point of view, we are definitely a fort protected from the meth zombies, homeless and prostitutes who try and keep stealing and invading our "fort"! We are a little gem hidden away in a bad neighborhood!