Today is the anniversary of the 1969 landing of man on the Moon. I will blog more about that tomorrow. We also had a full moon last night.
Instead of looking up in the sky, I am directing my gaze today to a building in my neighborhood known officially as Air Force Plant 59. When first built in 1942, near Johnson City, New York, it was one of the largest (if not the largest) wood framed structures in the United States.
Rendered unusable by flooding caused by Tropical Storm Lee on September 8, 2011, it is in the process of being demolished. Its last tenant was BAE Systems, and it is called the "BAE" building, or even the "GE" building (a tenant of many years) by locals.
In early August of 2013, I took this picture of the moon over the former BAE building. (It's the white dot between the two trees).
Now, much of the building is gone, but the wildflowers on the property are doing quite well because no one is mowing what used to be the lawn anymore. Probably little need, with the drought we are in.
There is a tall thistle plant near this catmint, but in the sun.
As man abandons the property, nature has its way.