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Colorful yarn bomb explodes at Buffalo Bayou Park, heralding return after storm

Yarn bomb, crazy with colorful flowers, explodes at Buffalo Bayou Park

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Yarn bombers at work along Buffalo Bayou Park. Courtesy of Buffalo Bayou Partnership
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The yarn bomb is complete announcing the return of the Buffalo Bayou Park. Courtesy of Buffalo Bayou Partnership
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Yarn bombers at the installation. Courtesy of Buffalo Bayou Partnership
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Announcing the colorful project that brightens the south side of Buffalo Bayou Park. Courtesy of Buffalo Bayou Partnership
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Volunteer Heather Tilbury, left, and Urban Yarnage founder Mary Goldsby. Courtesy of Buffalo Bayou Partnership
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The installation took more than two hours to complete. Courtesy of Buffalo Bayou Partnership
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A detail of the yarn signage that now graces the bayou banks. Courtesy of Buffalo Bayou Partnership
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Buffalo Bayou's Back! Courtesy of Buffalo Bayou Partnership
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News, Shelby, Buffalo Bayou Park, Yarn Bomb, June 2015
News, Shelby, Buffalo Bayou Park, Yarn Bomb, June 2015
News, shelby, Buffalo Bayou Park, Yarn Bomb, June 2015
News, Shelby, Buffalo Bayou Park, Yarn Bomb, June 2015
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If you've been driving down Allen Parkway since the weekend, you've probably noticed a bright addition to the Buffalo Bayou Park scenery — a yarn bomb declaring "Buffalo Bayou Park's Back!" The 100-foot colorful extravaganza of crocheted and knitted flowers and greenery extends along the park railing at Allen Parkway and Taft.

The brainchild of Mary Goldsby, landscape architect and Urban Yarnage founder, was inspired by the Memorial Day flooding and the park's quick return to usability. Urban Yarnage members, some 12 in all, worked for several weeks creating the nature scene that was installed on Saturday. 

Better get there quickly though as the installation will be up for only two weeks or so.

Urban Yarnage installs a yarn bomb each year around International Yarn Bomb Day. In 2014, the group created a "Travis-aurus" dinosaur for the playground at Travis Elementary in The Woodland Heights. See images of yarn bomb projects around the world here.