Near my house is a mixed development area. I just love it because it is an exemplar for urban development. The space was reclaimed from an old abandoned airport. The key word here is sustainability: pedestrian friendly, green building construction, and a LOT of space devoted to wildlife and mini parks.
Another waterfall ….
I managed to catch a few photos of some of my neighbors here in Austin’s District 9. Austin recently created a new voting map. The redistricting people originally were going to call our zone the African American district. Seriously. But you know, is District 9 better? I guess bureaucrats aren’t Neill Blomkamp fans =)
I am embarrassed to say the birds found me a bit irksome ….
A grackle sillhouette.
Here is a redwinged blackbird yelling at me. He has a pretty big posse at the pond. They were singing to each other and sounded a lot like R2D2. He puffed his shoulders at me and the spots looked like scary nightmare eyes.
I also saw a great blue heron fly by and a lot of waterfowl.
Ah, life in the inner city. It’s WILD out here.