The bayou next door. 

My apartment borders Spring Branch Bayou, a tributary of Buffalo Bayou. It’s loosely defined as a slow-moving river. A characteristic of local bayous, especially in the warmer months, is a proliferation of plant life. It is difficult to “take it all in” and identify clearly where one plant begins and another ends. Weeds grow between tall trees, which themselves are strangulated by vines. Invasive species thrive, such as bamboo. 

Sometimes, I like to walk along the part of my apartment complex that is right next to the bayou. Only a black metal fence separates the two, and if not for the landscapers, I’m sure that the vines would soon engulf the fence itself. 

These two images are some of the bayou’s flora that caught my eye earlier today, the tree-and-vine canopy and a weed in bloom.


2 thoughts on “The bayou next door. 

  1. Inutile dirti, anzi, ripeterti, che mi piace il tuo sguardo su qualunque cosa si posi. Forse perché è simile al mio? forse perché siamo simili noi due. Le nostre anime affini. 🙂

    • Yes, I believe that is so true, my dear friend. We reinforce in each other this sense of spirit and admiration for the things around us that perhaps others do not notice. ❤️

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