Posts tagged “Roadside

Lake City Way, Feb 01 2014, 11:31 AM


English Ivy, in the trees and covering the ground.


Lakeview Blvd E, Mar 08 2014, 10:30 AM


I’m taking a risk here by including the trash can. I find that having almost anything in these photos besides the plants and the little bit of road, and perhaps some wires, causes the plants immediately to recede into the background and be ignored. We’re so used to seeing a screen of foliage behind the things that we’re typically looking at that it’s hard to make the plants the center of interest. Here I’ve done a lot of selective darkening and lightening to draw the eye toward the middle.

Lake City Way, Feb 01 2014, 11:36 AM


English Ivy and Himalayan Blackberry.

Rainier Avenue S, Feb 22 2014, 11:33 AM


Mostly Old Man’s Beard, also known as Wild Clematis.

Rainier Avenue S, Feb 22 2014, 9:35 AM


Back on the beat looking for Seattle’s “best” roadside weed-covered trees. (Click for big.)

Lake City Way, Feb 01 2014, 11:55 AM


Hope you’re not getting tired of weed photos, because I’m not. The “place and time” title of this photo is an experiment. I’m thinking of calling this project “Invasion” and giving all the photos titles like this to add a sense of immediacy and movement that we don’t normally associate with plants.

Even Moodier


I’m liking the direction this project is going.

Crowding the Road


Trees overgrown with various invasives loom over Westlake Avenue along Seattle’s Lake Union.