It’s about time I posted a few more photos from our Houston fly-over since my last shot so I can finish them up some day. Memorial Park is our urban oasis with a biking and jogging trails wrapped around a beautiful public golf course just feet away from the busy freeways.
It was neat flying above the Heights, with all its perfectly gridded streets and the scenic jogging trail running down Heights Boulevard and surrounded by trees.
Houston is known as the Bayou City with 4 major bayous converging around town, including these two (White Oak [close] and Buffalo [background]) running parallel just south of I-10 into downtown.
Bayous, freeways, jogging trails, parks and homes all collide downtown into a beautiful tangled mess.
Studee Park is just south of the Heights and a place close to my heart; I would often take Zoe for beautiful afternoon runs on the trail that winds along the banks of the bayou.
And then there’s the striking red sculpture that can be seen from the freeway and is one of the few things I remember always seeing on my trips downtown as a child.
From Memorial Park, Buffalo Bayou runs downtown with a large greenspaces along both banks and forms a scenic running path and a lovely entrance into downtown from the west side.
As the Bayou City, many residents live along these major waterways & there is always the eminent danger of flooding in extended, heavy rains. However, there really aren’t many other natural landscape features in Houston, so we have to love and cherish the beauty of the bayous on our town. White Oak Bayou (above) starts out near my house and winds around northwest Houston into downtown.
GOOD NEWS OF THE DAY: Going to meet-up with some friends for dinner tonight & check out a little more around Maryland.