“To those devoid of imagination a blank place on the map is a useless waste; to others, the most valuable part.”
This February has been one of the coldest February since I have moved here. I revisited Blunn creek, and more specifically my drainage ditch. The trees and shrubbery seemed to have taken a toll, as many leaves had fallen off since the last time I visited this spot. This makes me wonder if the random changes in the temperature can be detrimental to the plants. I am aware of the fact that species tend live where growth is most optimal, however I find it hard to imagine that any species would benefit from the random Texas weather.
Today is a sunny but brisk day, and the various animals that live in Blunn Creek seem to be enjoying it. As I sit here sqiurrels and birds move all around me, frolicking in the warmer weather. The weather report says that it is 75 degrees, but it feels about 63.
I notice that the ditch appears to have a higher level of water running through it. I guess that this is because we have had freezes that would melt and increase the water level.
I also walked to the top of a hill that overlooked Blunn Creek. There was a beautiful view of St. Edwards. The sun was going down, so it was a perfect moment to take a picture.
I love this ditch because it is so peaceful. I feel like it is a secret spot that only I know about. Next blog post I hope to travel to a similar unknown place in Austin.