There's a vacant lot down the street from us, on our way to the park. It's big enough for a couple houses, maybe more. It's a pleasant shortcut - there's always something new and different growing there. Right now it's full of coreopsis.
In other news, I'm suffering from a nasty rhinovirus, and, oh, we learned today that the agency I work for may be absorbed into a much larger agency at the end of the summer. Bleh. Thought I'd make it to retirement, but I'm still about 4-1/2 years short. Anyone in Colorado hiring?