Yes, it's an interesting horse, but what really grabbed my attention was the "nature preserve" part of this gateway sign. Hmm. Why not turn in here and see what they're calling a nature preserve? I expected a few drainage ditches and a runoff pond given by the real-estate developer as a sop to the community, but the place turned out to be much nicer than that.
Update: My friend Ed sent me a note reminding me that willows have alternate leaves, so this opposite-leafing shrub is more likely a dogwood. I guess I was misled by the yellow of some of its twigs.