Vintage landscape: beautiful weeds

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What would the world be, once bereft
Of wet and of wildness? Let them be left,
O Let them be left, wildness and wet:
Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet.
–  Gerard Manley Hopkins, from “Inversnaid”

Photos:  “Elizabeth’s Hill, Great Mills vic., St. Mary’s County, Maryland,”  1936-37, by Frances Benjamin Johnston via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

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Filed under American gardens, art, landscape, nature, plants, vintage landscape

One response to “Vintage landscape: beautiful weeds

  1. Beautiful, evocative photos. I remember the Hopkins lines well, but haven’t thought of them in years. Thanks.

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