I used to think it unseemly for an artist to have a job. I spent quite a bit of time on the hammock contemplating the jobs of the artist. Now I work at the University of Texas. Waller Creek runs through it. My boss ordered me to go out and take pictures some years back, of parking signs if you must know. Occasionally an errant image of Waller Creek finds its way into my camera.
The campus is like a city of 100,000 people stuffed into 400 acres. People are always going places.
The Watson House is tucked unto a limestone bluff hidden by the foliage of Waller Creek. It was built by Abner Cook Austin's earliest architect in 1854. Soon it will overlook the Dell Medical School.
This turtle resides on the creek below the Watson House
This location is about a quarter mile North of the Dell Medical School site. Here they are building an new College of Electrical Engineering. Next month we will see a bridge across this spot to accommodate heavy construction equipment. I will follow up with a later report. I would urge readers to hold off on judgement--those who might be disturbed by the paving of paradise. Even in this scene, there is quite a bit of what might be called 'art.' The Cypress Trees were all planted in the 1940's and 50's by English Professor Joseph Jones during his lunch breaks. You can read about it in his book Life on Waller Creek. We will trust, but verify that the University aborist, the Sustainability Officer and planners will create a Wonder centered on this beautiful creek.