Monday, August 24, 2009
It's hard to see it but if you look closely you will see a couple of railroad ties. This is a rail spur that was abandoned about 20 years ago. It used to go into the plant where I work. The rails were removed but the ties were left behind just as they were laid. There's an abundance of critters, young trees, wild grape vines, etc. throughout the 1/4 mile of old track. It got me thinking about how concerned we are about the footprint that we leave behind us. While I think we should be mindful of what we do we should not think too much of what we have done. In about another 10 years from now none of this will be visible and most likely it will rot away for the new trees. A chipmunk lives in one of the ties right now.