I always enjoy conversations with uninformed suburbanites who upon hearing I live in an Urban environment always comment "how can you live in town with all that noise and concrete!"
As we all know and hope, spring is here and I was going through photos of my back yard, something I recomend every spring so you remember what is planted where and I was struck by the fact that my 'Noise and concrete" is really an Urban Oasis. I am a big believer that lawn is a 4 letter work and I have strived to have not one blade of grass in my yard. In the process I have created a yard that is both functional and saves water.
In our new home in cincinnati we will have slightly less space but I am already in the planing stages for my urban oasis!