What would happen to the Earth if we were gone? How quickly would all traces of mankind disappear?
This is a parking lot that is no longer used since they built a two layer garage at the nearby mall. Overflow parking during the holidays is no longer their problem. Apparently neither is this waste of Nature, which bakes in the hot sun all summer and cannot get a satisfying drink of water under this pavement when it rains.
I noticed this when I took a shorcut on the road that encircles the mall on my way home last week, after continually seeing that many commuters turn in there. A random thought runs through my mind like the tickertape sign in Times Square. I was taken aback by how the most determined of grassy weeds have sprouted in every crack. Just as a dandelion seed looks for a sidewalk crack to grow another dandelion, Nature looks for opportunity to carry on.
Post title concept inspired by lyrics in Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell