I love wildflowers, even leftover from last year and dried in warm soft shades of amber. These dried stems of pokeberry, wormwood, Queen Anne’s Lace and goldenrod have been stripped bare of seeds by winter birds and stand ready to fall in spring storms to fertilize the next generation of wildflowers in this little edge of a parking lot.
I can picture this pattern on fabric or wallpaper or a carpet, shapes and textures and colors.
It’s amazing what a bright winter afternoon can make look interesting and encourage you to explore.
This abandoned rail line was installed over 100 years ago and leads to the original Superior Steel building and what’s been added on to it. Now the rail line has fallen into disuse as have most of the buildings which comprised Superior Steel, but on a bright, stark winter afternoon there is something lovely in their shabby, peeling and rusty countenance, softened by ripened grasses, Queen Anne’s Lace, dock and sumac trees.