and cool photos, did you took them?
Another searingly brilliant essay, Christopher. I'm really looking forward to your book. I, too, have been seeing lots of green herons. In fact, the last one I saw, down on my usual walks near Lakeshore Dr., was gobbling a small fish, with just about the same proportion hanging out. I need to go check on the nursery down at Auditorium Shores. Your photos are certainly to the point. A fine blend of artistic and political metaphors.
I just wrote city council about the acreage behind Borden's to voice my disagreement with its development.
Green herons hunting in pairs? Blue herons are the new orcas! Soon they'll be tipping over canoes.
I’ve just finished listening to the Necessary Futures and I’m blown away. This is one of the most immersive pieces of audio storytelling I’ve ever heard. The sound production is epic, and the story arrangement is so brilliant (not to mention the content).
As always, you’re an inspiration. Thank you
The spaces are being bargained away, again and again. The "wild" is here, but we are certainly doing our best to pave it over and marginalize. Sorry to hear about the hard work on the dairy development being subject to dirty tricks, but this city council seems intent on growing Austin with little thought about sustainability. See ya soon, I hope. Great writing on difficult topics...
I especially appreciate the fake turf on gravel photo, and the sliver of sky on asphalt.