Lisa Durfee has sometimes touched on the relationship between the natural and built environments in Hudson on her blog The Tainted Lady Lounge. A couple of years ago, she published a series of photographs (the one at the right being one of them) showing how, over the course of a decade, a volunteer tree grew and flourished while a nearby building decayed and collapsed. In another post, Durfee drew attention to poison ivy growing against the window inside an abandoned house.
To explore further our relationship with nature, Brendan Donegan has a new nature blog devoted to Hudson and its environs called Columbia, Naturally. So far, there have been posts about vultures in Hudson (the avian kind), trees in early spring, and peepers. The most recent post is about weeds--which reminded me of how Pat Patricelli, who lived in Hudson for a while more than a decade ago, used to create the most spectacular floral arrangements for Historic Hudson events using nothing but weeds gathered in the alleys.
In future, Donegan promises another post about weeds, as well as more posts about trees, South Bay, and the gardens of Hudson. Check out Columbia, Naturally. Gossips recommends it.
The photograph of yarrow growing somewhere in Hudson is from Columbia, Naturally.