I live in an area that is a mix of rural and urban. I live in a house with natural landscaping (I only have a tiny lawn, the rest just grows naturally). There is an open space (area with no houses) nearby, and it connects along the creek to the mountains so the deer can wander through the neighborhood. The most prominent feature of this open space is called Pulpit Rock.
I took this picture one day when I was out walking Miss Dog.
It’s a rather large rock outcropping, you can see it from the freeway when you’re driving from the north, and it is clearly visible from the south part of town as well.
(Hint: It’s that white blob in the middle of the picture).
It’s also quite near the local university, and it it popular for students to climb up, which they do often as an alternative to studying. It’s part of my landscape and I navigate by it.
The neighbors swear that a mountain lion has a den back in this valley, but I have never seen it. (And I hope I don’t.)