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Will this fence keep anyone out?

Written September 23rd, 2015 by Hasso Hering

This is the fence the city of Albany says it was required to build on he back side of the Talking Water Gardens. Now that it’s finished, it looks fine but I still don’t see why it was needed or how it makes much sense.


Talking Waters: Upkeep required

Written June 23rd, 2015 by Hasso Hering

It’s not as though Albany’s Talking Water Gardens just sits there, minding its own business and tolerating the odd cyclist pedaling along its trails. No, it evidently requires a fair amount of maintenance to keep it looking like a natural landscape and performing the water-cleaning job for which it was built.


Want to relax? Watch this …

Written May 14th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Click on the video and you’ll see a whole fleet of not-so-little ducklings in what looks like a feeding frenzy at Albany’s Talking Water Gardens. Why show this? In case you need something totally mundane and unexciting to watch.


Logs leaving for Asia (I think)

Written April 17th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

On Friday, a fine spring day, I thought I’d check on Albany’s Talking Waters Garden, and where these wetlands adjoin the Millersburg rail yard, I saw this train loaded with logs.


Trouble on the Cox Creek path…

Written February 24th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

It’s been at least a week since a vandal defaced the railroad underpass on Albany’s Cox Creek path. (Let me hasten to note right here that I realize that by following linguistic convention, I am unjustly defaming the Vandals. That northern tribe may have been among those who sacked Rome, but Rome had it coming. And afterward, if […]


 
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