Natural Wonders

In the delicate dance of nature reclaiming space, tiny white flowers sprout amidst the harshness of an abandoned urban space.

The natural beauties in these images grow in this abandoned lot near a parking lot in the Capital Plaza strip mall in Ewing, New Jersey. The building has been removed; the lot has been stripped down to the cracked cement and bulging tarmac.

When I saw the keywords for the day, "Natural Wonders", I thought of this abandoned bit of ground. I have photographed these tiny treasures before. These natural wonders grow wild, almost unnoticeable in this unsightly area.

Capitol Plaza, Ewing · 12 November 2014 · Nikon D5100 · 35 mm f/1.8

In the delicate dance of nature reclaiming space, tiny white flowers sprout amidst the harshness of an abandoned urban space.

Capitol Plaza, Ewing · 12 November 2014 · Nikon D5100 · 35 mm f/1.8

A closer look reveals intricate details, each petal and pollen grain symbolising resilience and quiet splendour.

These wildflowers survive amid the greyness and forgotten corners of urban environments. They remind me of the power of nature and its ability to flourish in even the most unlikely places.

Though small, each flower carries the weight of beauty and survival, symbolising hope and wild resistance in a world of concrete and steel.

Author: Khürt Williams

A human who works in information security and enjoys photography, Formula 1 and craft ale.