20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Beauty Finds a Spot

A Blooming Flower in the Asphalt Jungle. I live in a very old building in NYC. Behind the building is an asphalt parking lot with a locked fence. Every year in the front of the building, our super plants a beautiful garden to the pleasure of the tenants. Apparently a seed from a previous year found its way around the block and took hold in a tiny entrance into the ground.They had recently replaced the fence thus the rocks (around the base of the fence poles). I found her amazing how nature can find her way no matter what people try to do.

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Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: New York City, New York, United States of America
Copyright: © Violetta hOKMAN