Even though I live in one of the harshest environments in the US as far as nature & sustainability go, it constantly amazes me how the natural world persists.
In every single nook & cranny that man has not yet paved over, it pops it's persistent & magical head out & shares it's beauty.
The weeds are of course the most persistent & unlike my indoor garden plant babies, these hardy varieties hold such vitality & strength I imagine in a crisis they would be the most nutrient - dense plants around, just from what they've had to survive.
When I'm out & about I notice & often grab a sample of said weed-beauties to remind me when inside, of what we're supposed to be surrounded by....
Thistle, of which every single variety on earth is edible & which are high in nutrient value & very good for liver & detoxification (as long, of course, it's not grown right beside a huge black box containing rat poison, as this one had)
And Queen Ann's Lace, which belongs to the Carrot family (you can see it in their leaves). Queen Anne's Lace has been used for centuries to treat bladder and kidney conditions, among other ailments.
Of course, I'm not suggesting everyone run outside & eat the weeds growing on 42nd Street, as in such an environment, one does not know what has been sprayed or dumped on said bits of soil to kill any number of other vermin existing on this concrete island. However, if one is observant & has a keen eye....thee beauties do exist...all around