Saturday, September 08, 2012

Because Mother Nature always wins

Reclamation project
London, ON
September 2012
Thematic. Weathered and worn. Here.

Stare long enough at the average big box store's parking lot and you might be lulled into believing that humankind will ultimately succeed in paving over the entire planet. Don't believe it for a second. Sure, we may yet get cover every last square mile in asphalt, but nothing says it'll last forever.

Exhibit A, this stretch of once-pristing pavement. It's been barely a few years since this place was a hub of activity, a few years since this yellow line defined one of the most coveted spots outside the factory, a few years since the last cars left for good and turned this place into a ghost town. In that blink of history, nature's apparently had no problem starting to reclaim what was once green.

It gives me hope for the future. You?

But wait, there's more: We've been to parking lots before; here, here and here. Enjoy!


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

As the song goes:

History shows again and again how nature points up the folly of man.

Magaly Guerrero said...

I've never understand man's war against Mother Nature. First, why fight against the one who feeds you? Second, and to echo ifthethunderdontgetya, history has proved over and over that fighting Nature is the nothing more than self-harm.

Thank goodness, that like any good parent, she refuses to let her children choke on their own stupidity.

I, too, have hope for maƱana ;-)

Mark said...

Heck, I can go two weeks without mowing my lawn and the crawling grasses almost hide the sidewalk. Let's not mention the weeds that pop up in the driveway's cracks.