Here’s a picture of last Wednesday’s sunset (September 14) as seen from the 405 in Irvine.
The photo links to a larger copy.
And no, I wasn’t trying to get the “monolith” in there. I don’t remember exactly where this was, so I’m not even sure what the sign is for.
Yes, they’ve actually replaced some of the grass with more grass, instead of astroturf. Here’s the same median where I took the original Grass Under Renovation picture.
I still have no idea why they bothered letting it die, putting up signs to warn people, and seeding all new grass. Not that I paid much attention to it before, but it doesn’t look particularly different.
It turns out not all of the medians with Grass Under Renovation signs are being replaced with Astroturf. I drove past one at lunch today where the sprinklers were running.
Not that an August afternoon is the best time to run sprinklers, but it seems clear that they’re expecting something to grow there. Maybe they planted a different variety of grass?
Well, I finally found out the reason for the Grass Under Renovation signs. I passed a median where a road crew was setting out what I first thought was sod, but then realized was Astroturf.
Nice one. I suppose it’ll save money on water and maintenance, but then so would painting the concrete green.
Couldn’t they just put in some native plants and leave them alone?
Irvine is a strange town.