Friday, July 31, 2009

Feral Houses

Interesting term, "feral house," homes consumed by vegetation, e.g.,

An odd site in Detroit, perhaps, but down south in kudzu land, this is just one day w/o mowing...
But still, one wonders, what is a "feral house"? A wild house, or a home for the uncontained?


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  2. Beautiful photos. Kind of sad, but mostly inspiring. I often drive down the road envisioning nature reclaiming the towns and highways after some kind of large-scale catastrophe: pandemic, nuclear war, asteroid, etc. It would only take a short time!

    Did you know kudzu (kuzu in Japanese) was used in Japan to prevent erosion along roadsides? American engineers thought it was a brilliant idea and imported it for the same purpose. Problem is that in the US it grows much more quickly and the result is what you see here. I remember driving through Atlanta and marveling at the stuff. It's like the magical beanstalk.

    And don't forget Feral House: publisher of books on NASA conspiracy theories and Darby Crash--both mentioned in two recent posts!

  3. Oh yeah, and it's great to have you back!

  4. or there is hugh macdiarmid's:
    "Man is not an end-product
    Maggot asserts."


  5. You making haste on decay: not blameworthy; life is good, be it
    long or suddenly
    A mortal splendor: meteors are not needed less than mountains:
    shine, perishing republic.

    Robinson Jeffers (1887 - 1962)


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