A Walk in the Park
I’ve been inspired by Elm Park, in downtown Worcester, Massachusetts, for many years. In so many ways, it mirrors the the beauty, the potential, and the struggles of life. (Click on the horizontal images for a better view.)
It was born in idealism and is chronically underfunded. It’s inhabitants, wonderfully urbane trees, flourish in the spring and summer, put on an incredible light show in the fall, and then have to withstand the winter. But, they seem, mostly, to make it through. At least they have each other.
It’s nice to have them around.
(Technical note: All images created with an infrared converted Nikon D200, converted to black and white in Nik’s Silver Efex Pro.)