Thursday, March 5, 2009

Overgrown in Somerville



So the image that is the current header is the same plant as above. What it is, still don't know, and it's in a lot of my pictures. Any ideas?(Answer: Rhododendron) It's an effing hardy plant, and lasts all winter. It's nice to see green in the winter. What attracted me was not so much the the color, but how much there is of it. This plant looks pretty healthy, but I know that pruning keeps a plant healthy, and is the best way to go(for us and the plants), but sometimes I can't help but relish in something that's overgrown. During my critiques in art school people always made the comments about how nature will finally take over. And yeah, if we don't implode(or explode?) the world with a nuclear bomb, nature will take over. That's kind of obvious. And yes, it did annoy me, making that oh so hackneyed observation that nature will "regain" power. But at the same time I love when I see plants that have gone crazy and have almost extended their welcome into our walking spaces, and into our visual bank of what nature should look like in a city. So here are a few more pictures for you. And if you'll pardon, the layout's not very nice, but deal(I ain't in art school no more). Have a good weekend.









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