I shot this image this afternoon while taking out the garbage. The concrete structure around the trash dumpster for my condo is pretty new. The complex was built in the mid 2000’s but even after less than a decade certain areas are beginning to show the early stages of natural deterioration.
Here an interesting scene is set as several years of freezing and thawing have widened crevasses and cracks in the pavement. Last fall a seed was swept into one of these openings. This spring it germinated and is now a struggling plant striving to survive alone during this season’s hot and mostly dry summer. Its siblings are probably doing much better in large quantities of earth elsewhere but this little guy fights on alone in less than ideal conditions.