Think of spring and what image comes to mind? Bluebell carpeted woods, the light gently filtering through to the forest floor through freshly opened leaves. A Blackbird’s song rising above the rustle of the leaves in the breeze. On a walk along the south bank of the Thames near the Mayor of London’s office, I found this forest in the city. The fresh, bright green leaves contrasted wonderfully against dark, artificially light office interior. What would have been a very stark, concrete environment has been soften by this grove of trees.
The relationship between the built environment and nature has always interested me. Looking through my image library, I see that it is a reoccurring theme in my collection. Despite human-kind’s best efforts, nature will always survive in some form. Look around any urban environment and you will see all kinds of wildlife finding a home in the seemingly most inhospitable places.
Many urban building projects incorporate landscaping and planting schemes. Having a connection with some green space and nature is good for us, even if we don’t really always know it.
As yet, I haven’t heard from the recipients of this postcard. If and when I do, I’ll post a link to their work.