Today, we visit the Urban Wilderness Union. It’s a regular point of interest on my walks with Suki.
As the sign says, they’re preserving the native plants of St Paul. I think they just don’t want to mow. 😉
Every inch of the property, which consists of a standard lot, house, and garage, has been allowed to run wild. I rather like the look of it! This is the sidewalk around back. The house you see a little bit of is the one on the property. The front sidewalk looks much the same.
This is the back porch. The light is always on, yet I’ve never seen a human being in the “gardens.” I can’t even tell if anyone lives here.
However, someone built this.
There’s another little tower on the other side of the driveway. Maybe they only come out at night? Hm… may have to pay an after-hours visit sometime. I’d like to see the house lit up anyway. It’s got nice architecture.
And finally, a pic I took of a hidden stairs on one of our walks. You don’t know it’s there if you don’t stick your head past the bushes. Once upon a time, it led somewhere. Now? No idea.
Unless I bring a ladder, there’s no way to get up in that space, as it’s several feet above street level and the retaining wall is built of stone that is lovely but not easily climbable. I think this will have to remain a mystery, and why not? If I don’t know what’s at the top, I can put anything I like there!