Thursday, November 29, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012
Answer: It depends on what's in it and what's over it, which varies seasonally, not to mention in response to weather, precipitation, and how much sediment gets stirred up depending on the force of the stream in the watercourse. The most common hue I would say is comparable to the appearance of cheap olives taken from a can. It's hard to find the bayou waters blue. On rare occasions, however, the Bayou surface is actually multi-chromatic: Behold - Here is the proof: Blue, white, and green.
And this is how it looked further up in mid-November under a canopy of trees.
So what would that be? Olive-green? Save for the spots illuminated by setting sun?
Sunday, November 18, 2012
The official project lingo is a mouthful:
Channel Conveyance Restoration at Buffalo Bayou Park
Here is the photo of one of the explanatory signs posted at several points along the trail with further information -- in its proper setting (with the Heritage Plaza Tower and other skyscrapers looming over it). This image is in high resolution so you can read the small print. That means it may take a little longer for the image to load (or you may have to click through to the full-sized file version in the Picasa photo collection associated with this blog).
|Sign explaining Buffalo Bayou construction work currently in progress inside the Loop|
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Walkers, hikers, bikers, strollers, skaters, joggers, crawlers - can all these distinct types of trail users get along?
|10 MPH speed limit for bikers when passing walkers. Posted at Terry Hershey Park|
North of Memorial Drive between Eldridge and Highway 6
Getting along on the trail ... observing etiquette
|Instructions for different types of trail users a promote peaceful coexistence|
|Please Obey Path Rules - Sign posted at Terry Hershey Trail at Dairy Ashford bridge/underpass|
Friday, November 16, 2012
| Where the Bats are: Buffalo Bayou Bridge at Waugh Drive|
in the the shadow of the AIG Tower
|Waugh Bridge - Home of Bat Colony|
(seen from the hike and bike trail on the North bank of the bayou looking East)
|Info on Mexican free-tail Bats posted at observation platform at site of colony|
|Underneath Waugh Bridge - Looking across the watercourse from the South|
Where the Mexican free-tail bats are: at Waugh Bridge over Buffalo Bayou (or rather inside it, in the expansion slots between the beams)
|Bat observation platform overlooking Buffalo Bayou with interpretive posters offering bat facts.|
|Waugh Bridge exit from Memorial Drive inbound with Downtown Houston Skyline|
|Aerial view of Waugh Bridge and surroundings with Panoramio thumbnail pics|
|Waugh Bridge on a dreary winter day with The Royalton Highrise in the background|