I just have lots of pictures of little plants flourishing in conditions that are far less than ideal, because my mom has a garden, and it takes a lot to keep it alive here because the weather’s so erratic, and these plants are out growing in cracks and forcing themselves out of these little, terrible, terrible places for plants to grow, and they’re out in the hot sun, they don’t get watered regularly, conditions are less, very much less than ideal, and they’re still flourishing and growing. I picked plants that are really healthy and really well established in their little sections, cracks, so I took a bunch of plant pictures.
So that’s in the back alley behind my building, and I think that one’s probably my favorite, because it’s so green and was growing really well in the middle of this black tarmac which usually kills plants because the heat just radiates off of it, and it fries them.
That’s another thing with moss, moss grows in shady and wet places, and that was in the middle of a parking lot, but it would only get shade for a little bit, and so it’s the same way with Joplin, we’re working with really terrible conditions and things that are less than ideal, but we’re still flourishing and growing, making the best of what we have. I think doing a very good job of it
In 2011, a destructive Tornado went through Joplin, MO, destroying a third of the community.