Saturday, January 7, 2012

Utilities

This drainage ditch in my neighborhood reroutes water during heavy rains. The homeowner in whose side yard the ditch and culvert reside allows wild grasses and reeds to grow along its banks. I occasionally see ducks floating in the water. I wish all city utilities were this attractive.

23 comments:

  1. Nice image...like the line of the drain running through, leading your eye through the picture

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  2. I like the way the lines lead into the distance.

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  3. Yep Gotta let Nature handle difficulties for us.

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  4. That definitely is not an eye sore...like how they kept it's nature surroundings..

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  5. The growth provides an extra filter it seems, and a safe place for wildlife.

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  6. There's a definite trend toward more natural handling of run off water and this is a good thing!

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  7. I am with Tammy, seems to me a very attractive method, too.

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  8. A great idea......without your inclusion of the pipe, wouldn't know it was there!

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  9. Nice leading line. I'd have liked a slightly straighter horizon. But that's just me. Nice shot.
    M.

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  10. Nice that is disguised so well with wild grasses!! It makes great leading lines!!

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  11. It makes a great leading line with a great disappearing point, Val. Good eye.

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  12. This drain area would be a frequent stop by if it were in my neighborhood. Love the pic.

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  13. Nice angle and perspective. And, indeed, a quite nice draining place. :)

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  14. a nice perspective on this theme ;-)

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  15. Our utilities should be so nice. I too like how the line of the drainage brings one through the photo.

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  16. WhaT they said! - especially about the lines.

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  17. Hi Val,
    Nice picture! Like the little curve in the line. Have a great day!

    Sherrie

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  18. I love the tufts of grass between the mowed areas. Very pleasing to look at. Nice capture of the theme.

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  19. Those leading lines are just great, Val! I love that the drainage hasn't been fenced off and cemented in!

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  20. Nice to see a natural waterway as Mother Nature intended with the tall grasses moderating water flow and filtering the runoff.

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  21. This is a cool thing. I like the idea of an ecosystem that exists in this ribbon of urban landscape.

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  22. Ditto to all that! Neat photo. Post more when the ducks show up. ;)

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