Photographs of Buffalo Bayou through the Seasons
Dec. 21, 2015
Updated on Earth Day, April 22, 2021
These lovely photographs document the changes in the seasons on Buffalo Bayou, and in the dynamic river itself. Taken (with a few exceptions) by Houston photographer Jim Olive, they were shot from the same high bank in Memorial Park looking downstream with the River Oaks Country Club on the right. This bend in the bayou was in the stretch proposed for destruction and “restoration” by the Harris County Flood Control District and the Bayou Preservation Association, with the support of the Memorial Park Conservancy and the City of Houston. The country club, which owns the south bank, in April 2019 began a massive and unnecessarily destructive “slope repair” project.