Saturday, May 18, 2019

Summerland Mangroves

My legs are strong enough and the ground is dry enough for me to get lost on the rough trails of the back country occasionally:
This neck of the woods is filled with old vehicles dumped decades ago:
It's an old quarry setting in the middle of nowhere:
A school bus returning to nature:

Some other car happily decomposing at a rate that might surprise some people:
They used to tell us that discarded cans will last five hundred years:
Not around here where the salt air seems extra corrosive:
Except for my dog who is at home sniffing around close to me:

Change and renewal all around on the dry earth that will soak up rain in the wet season to come.


Native Floridian said...

On your fourth picture up the component on top of that rotting, forgotten conveyance is a Harrison R4 A/C compressor first used by GM in 1974. So at a minimum it's no older than 45 years old. Yep. Hot on the trail of "The Case of the Rotting Hulk." Out in paper-back this Winter.

Conchscooter said...

I have no idea. But I take your word for it. I doubt this things will last 500 years where they lie.

Anonymous said...

Humans are pigs and the earth is our sty. Is there one part of this planet that we haven’t trashed? When you see a plastic bag seven miles down in the Pacific Ocean you know we’ve screwed up. Disgusting. Michigan.

Cees Klumper said...

I also find it quite amazing that the local government does not clear such obvious debris. Like last September when I still saw some boats half-sunken from Irma still rotting in the canals in Marathon. Nobody seems to care enough to clean it up.

Anonymous said...

I feel like a rusting old hulk as I watch my loved one waste away in bed next to me. I often times wake up in the middle of the night looking to see, looking to feel the rise and fall of the covers so as to be alive.

I wonder when I wander in my mind only to find a heart so broken as i cannot share the fear I feel with my tender companion. I am only as strong as I imagine as to show death there is still some life to be lived.

Think of me, dear heart as I will go after you but for now i must wait.

Kofla Olivieri said...

I also don't understand why the town didn't removed those old cars after being dumped there.

Conchscooter said...

The are lost in the woods and have been there for decades. You have to pay to clean up stuff like this and in a tax phobic state like Florida they can only do so much at a time and they are cleaning things up. To me these old vehicles are a reminder of times past when people did things differently and left behind the traces of their civilization. And anyone who tells you it takes 500 years for a soda can to rot need to re-evaluate.

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