Wide Open Space
I am watching some men drill post holes into our field. I like to think of it as "our" field but the land is actually owned by the city. The field is more correctly known as an "stormwater dry pond" and it stretches several hundred metres behind our house.
I'm told the northern half of the field belongs to the Calgary Board of Education. One day they plan to build a school there. The section of land behind our house, however, will never be developed. I pray we'll always enjoy that beautiful grassy expanse outside our back door.
And, so it seems, after today we'll also have soccer matches to look forward to!