There is a vacant block of land near our home. A beautiful 1920's red brick bungalow once stood there but it was demolished a couple of years ago to make way for a group of units. Two years on and the block is still empty and wild grasses and weeds have settled in where the roses and geranium bushes once grew. Last evening while on a walk with my older daughter we decided to explore the block, to check for any treasure left behind like maybe an old matchbox car, a piece of pretty jade green ceramic bathroom tile or a marble or two - the usual stuff. Nothing at all had been left behind as evidence of the people that had lived there over the last 80 years or so. We started to take notice of the many different types of weeds and grasses and how they looked in the dimming light. They were interesting and some of them were very pretty. Today I went back and took cuttings (not to plant). Over the next couple of posts I will include many of them. The last pic looks like something from the ocean.