February- Marbut

“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. Screen Shot 2014-02-27 at 9.30.18 PM


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.

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