Gentle Dereliction

Gosh, it’s nice to sit down. I have been on the go all day and tiredness is hitting me like a bag of sand. I’ve come into the sitting room to avoid a mess of paper I have to deal with in the kitchen. I put it there. In contrast, the sitting room is fairly ordered, but I am not looking too closely at the table or the trunk. Too much lurks there.

So maybe it’s this mood of gentle fatigue that makes me particularly appreciate these pictures tonight. The subjects aren’t exactly fresh and tidy, yet I like them. A comforting thought. Dereliction and decay can still have charm.

I like the way nature softens things that humans abandon. Things that often weren’t very pretty to start with. These derelict and dilapidated buildings are rescued from ugliness by the creepers and lichens. The sunlight helps too.