06 October 2010

. . . aftermath . . .

. . . back in the day . . .
. . . i used to live near this park . . .
. . . reed park . . .
{well ~ even before "back in the day" ~ reed park used to be a large cotton field
that i'd walk past on my way from longfellow elementary school to weekday primary
at the 19th ward building on 6th avenue and barkley. i'm old.}
. . . i'm not sure what good ol' reed park did
to tick off that storm yesterday . . .
. . . but if you are a eucalyptus tree at reed park . . .
. . . chances are that, as of now,
you are either severely injured or a goner . . .
. . . those were some enormous specimens . . .
. . . mother nature must not appreciate
all the drug deals and "no good"~ness
that goes on at reed park these days . . .


6 comments:

julie said...

HOLY FRIJOLE! Yes, I used to walk that same path...the good ol' days!

Sassy said...

Yesterdays storm(s) were so crazy.....but you know that saying what goes around comes around seems to fit that park and it's "no-good"ness.....sad......I really hate seeing all of the trees that went down in the storm.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I remember when it was a field and us walking to primary. I love your blog! Julie

It's all Good- The Allen Fam said...

Wow, thanks for sharing....that's just crazy!! Yes, I too remember walking through the cotton field...once and came out all scratched up. Good memories, of this area, but you're right about it having gone down hill. Those poor old trees!!! Must have been some storm.

Jenny Hogle said...

My dad showed me pictures of this! CRAZY! He had to do the clean up of the park after the storm.

Koko said...

I'm not sure what is more frightening -- the storm damage to the trees or that we can remember when they were planted! Hope the storm passed you by. Koko