Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth

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Tendrils

Think

of the marvellous

mechanism

by which

Nature

conquers walls,

one inch

at a time

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I’ll be gone for a while – Happy Blogging πŸ˜€

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46 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth

    • Thanks, Gilly. I am quite fascinated by those chimney vents. I suspect they’re a modern architectural adaptation for what was possibly a single home into multiple apartments, or very big apartments into a number of smaller ones.

  1. Growth indeed BB. You should see the constant battle in my garden against weeds and to keep the lawn under control! Our rainy year hasn’t helped.
    Thank you
    John

  2. Very well said. It is an incredibly marvellous mechanism. Your photos are fantastic. I am such a fan of rooftop gardens. Apparently, Sydney City Council are pushing for rooftop gardens on new developments at the moment. I think they also may be giving grants to existing buildings seeking to instal gardens. It’s a fabulous idea! WE need as much greenery as we can get in our lives!!!

  3. Lovely words to go with the photos bb – so pleasant to see the greenery in a built up environment. If the humans disappeared the greenery would take over everthing, bit by bit, and everything would return to some equilibrium.

    • Yes, it’s amazing how quickly it restores the equilibrium of spaces abandoned by humans.
      These creepers represent the charm of Nature’s mischief πŸ™‚ Thanks, Gabe. Hope you’ve recovered from the Sheba shennanigans…

  4. Love the colours on the chimneys – very beautiful! I love ivy on bricks – but at the same time I remember reading a horror story as a child about a house that was consumed by ivy! These photos are inspiring bb ~ I think I’ll look out for glimpses of nature in the city. Although, Wellington is possibly one of the greenest capitals in the world so it probably wouldn’t be too much of a challenge. Lovely post! πŸ™‚

    • Haha, your comment about the horror story reminds me of my maternal grandmother – she wouldn’t have indoor plants in her house because she was afraid of what they might do in the night πŸ™‚ My mum, on the other hand, has always loved indoor plants and ivy-covered stone houses. Thanks, Jenny πŸ™‚

  5. Nature would eventually convert all of our doings if left to … I was always amazed as a child (still am really) when I learned of ‘forgotten cities’ found in the jungle somewhere … ‘how could a city be forgotten?’ I wondered … now I know.

    • What is also fascinating is the reasons why they are completely abandoned in the first place, particularly the ancient cities – I wonder how often weird jungle diseases like ebola, etc wiped out whole populations

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