Buffalo Bayou’s Back….
Local Houston knitting group Urban Yarnage created a temporary art installation at Buffalo Bayou Park. The colorful project celebrates International Yarn Bomb Day and the revitalization of the park. Its grand re-opening has been pushed back to the fall due to Houston’s historic floods that recently turned it into lake property.
The 100-foot colorful extravaganza of crocheted and knitted flowers and greenery extends along the park railing at Allen Parkway and Taft in downtown Houston.
The brainchild of Mary Goldsby, landscape architect and Urban Yarnage founder, was inspired by the Memorial Day flooding and the park’s quick return to usability. Urban Yarnage members, some 12 in all, worked for several weeks creating the nature scene.
The very sad part…it was only up for two weeks!!! I feel very fortunate to have witness this art display, it brought such a splash of color to the park.
I do have a confession to make on this post…TARZAN WAS NOT HAPPY WITH JANE ON THIS ENDEAVOR!
Let’s just say…it was a little harrowing to take these images with all the traffic.
Have you ever seen a city “Yarn Bombed” before? This was our FIRST time.
What a stunning idea!
I love photos bringing this to life!
What a fantastic installation! It is a pity it was only up for such a short time! Great photos!
I so agree, not enough time!!
Laurie, this is so great. I have seen a few installations, but nothing like this. So cute. Great pics, thanks for taking the pics with all the traffic so we could see it, too! 🙂
LOve the childlike simplicity of the designs … but it’s a complete mystery to me crochet/ knitting anything more than a square is impossible … although everyone says it’s easy peasy !
Nothing will stop a photgrapher on a mission Lol … good for you Laurie 🙂
I think you could find something new everytime you would look at it.
These are just so gorgeous Laurie! Even ladybirds and butterflies and did I see a frog as well? So adorable and cute! 😀
Sorry to hear Tarzan wasn’t very happy but tell him you’re not the only one. It’s sometimes very frustrating when you’re driving around and you see something that is so perfect that you must take a shot of, and then you can’t stop because of the traffic. Then I would turn around and scowl at the cars behind us. I think sometimes those people wonder why I am so angry at them. LOL! Silly traffic! Where are the days of horse-carts? hahahaha
Thanks for sharing these gorgeous shots Laurie. It’s always so much fun doing a virtual visit with you. ♥
Well Sonel, you and I would be bestie’s if we lived close. I too….growl at the traffic and want to tell them to go away. Smile…
hahahaha! Great to find another who doesn’t like the traffic. I would prefer an island though. 😆
ME TOO Sonel….smile
Glad to hear that. 😀 ♥
Good thing you captured it while it was there! Very cool!!
I love the knit art – it’s the new thing. But this is by far the best I’ve seen!
I could just imagine you taking these photos amidst all the traffic! A passionate photographer such as youself will stop at nothing to get the awesome displays of art you find!
As Tarzan would say, sometimes TOO passionate. smile.
I live a few minutes away from Houston but I avoid the city so much, there’s a lot I’ve yet to see!! This is neat!
I think it would take a person 10 years to see it all! But that is what makes it so exciting….you will never be bored.
Your post reminded me of a quote: “Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still”
What beautiful yarn bombing. After all that work, they really should have left it up for longer.
No, I have never seen a city yard bombed. Thanks for braving the traffic to take these photos. It is just so whimsical with all the colorful details. You just never know what kind of art you will find next in Houston. Have a great week and keep on looking for new art.
I so agree…its always a surprise in Houston.
I knew they were doing construction around the bayou. I guess this means they are done? I love the yarn flowers so cute. Great picture.
I know it was adorable!