Nov 20, 2007

The Urban Wilderness, Post-Oil Spill

One of my very favorite places in the world, Point Isabel, which I affectionately call The Urban Wilderness, was affected by the recent oil spill heard around the world — the Cosco Busan Oil Spill.  It may have happened miles away two weeks ago, but this area is still very much affected.

What appears to be a make-shift barricade to keep the oil out, but there was too much oil

I’ve never seen a snail this jet black before

A heron among the others

I fell in love with this tiny little crab shell

I sacrificed my cute shoes to explore The Urban Wilderness and take photos

My favorite tire and mi casa

Apparently, a couple hundred thousand gallons of oil from the tanker was spilled into the ocean.  Clean up is going to take a very long time.

To see the Urban Wilderness in better times, see my post on the Rainbow Color Edition of the Urban Wilderness from several months ago.

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