Thursday, July 24, 2008

View Down the Fence Line

Here's the view down the ornamental fence line toward the Edmund Pettus Bridge. The fence is in an area known as Lafayette park, just off Grumbles Alley and near the rear of the St. James Hotel and The Restaurant on Grumbles Alley.

Notice how the kudzu has been cut back from the fence. Last summer, the kudzu was allowed to roam all the way to the ironwork.

9 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Have they ever come up with any method of control of the kudzu vine? It seems like a total invasive pest. Someone once told me that they have no chemicals that will kill it. I don't know about that but it rings in my memory.

The Texican said...

Such a pretty area. I still want to come over soon. Pappy

Rambling Round said...

Hi Abraham, I'll have to check and let you know. I believe there is a chemical, but it takes several treatments over a long time. Best thing to do is get some goats.

Rambling Round said...

Hi there, Texican!
How'd y'all weather the hurricane?

You are quite welcome to visit over here. The Black Belt is different from any other section of Alabama. In fact, I believe Texas has some Blackland Prairie. Now, of course, I only take pictures of the pretty parts!

Virginia said...

Really like the ironwork , so lovely. Glad the keep the kudzu at bay. If you find out how you can control it pass it on. Abe's right. TOTALLY invasive .

Kris McCracken said...

First, my apologies for a bit of cut and paste commenting. I have been doing the rounds via Bloglines and looking at all the pictures from my favourite photo blogs, but haven’t been leaving comments. Generally, I try to comment as much as I can (I know how good it is for ‘morale’ to know that someone is out there appreciating them), but after the birth of my second son, I am a bit knackered to think up something witty and insightful on the hop. Thus the resort to Control+C and Control+P!

Kris from Hobart, Tasmania.

Halcyon said...

Oh yes, we have the kudzu here too. I am always afraid when I leave for the weekend, I'll come back and find my whole yard taken over!

Island Rambles Blog said...

Hi there... I love the great colorful photo in your post for the Sky Watch Friday...that is one long fence line to look down...great shot!!!

Lessie said...

Great perspective!