|Copyright: Nas Hedron (thenaz) (11)|
|Date Taken: 2005-08-15|
|Exposure: f/3.5, 1/100 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2006-02-11 16:06|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|I posted this one the other day, but somehow lost it, so here it is again: a view of an old stone cottage, being slowly overrun by plant life.|
I'm constantly amazed by the impacability of natural things. No matter how we attempt to order the world -- dominate it, shape it, tame it -- ultimately nature asserts its own order.
Even on space stations, the eruption of molds on windows, walls, and other surfaces, is a recurrent problem, though they have little to live on apart fom the condensed breath of astronauts.
Here a man-made structure succumbs to the advances of vines, grasses, and flowers. Ultimately the wood of the door, itself once wild, will return to nature, rotting and falling apart and being absorbed back into the mulch. Given long enough, the stones themselves will lose the shape we've imposed on them and go back to being... just stone.
For anyone who's wondering why I've posted a picture of a door on TrekNature, please note that the surrounding environment is the true subject of this photograph, not the door.
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