Industrial Autumn

Flowers and Steel
Strength and Beauty

Delicate pure white asters complement the rusted and mottled steel of a railroad bridge. Somehow the angle of the sun seems to reach it more fully. Below, the same stem of asters reduced by frost with the same rusted bridge rail, now in seeming contrasts.


The railroad bed long overgrown with switch grass and widlflowers.

Abandoned Tracks
Abandoned Tracks

And the last Queen Anne’s lace growing up from the gravel of the rail bed.

Growing from Gravel
Growing from Gravel

I took a walk down to Main Street, ostensibly to run errands to the Post Office, pharmacy and store, but I also had my DSLR and all my lenses and filters with me and took a few gigabytes of photos along the way. A perfect autumn afternoon is quite the inspiration, as was the fact that, three weeks past my hip replacement (why I haven’t posted regularly for a few months), I’m more than ready to take a walk! I couldn’t walk with my usual long strides and quick pace, but more like ambling along with my cane, but that was perfect for finding the details that moved me to inspiration along the way, some photographed as they are, some with a slightly different focus: flowers in others’ gardens, autumn leaf color, plantings in the parking lots, bees and butterflies, my favorite trees, and more.

I took many photos, and this was the last of that first group.

You can see more of my photos from other times I went “Walking Around” Carnegie on Portraits of Animals.

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