Posts Tagged ‘bike’


Ever seen an old bicycle, repurposed as a planter, in a quaint grandmother’s garden, with pots of trailing vines attached to every available spot? These little grasses and weeds seem to aspire to the same romantic arrangement. Props to eagle-eyed Ms. Hustrulid, who just spotted this amazing interaction between sidewalk flora and sidewalk paint in San Francisco. For more of her photos, please visit her Instagram feed: @glovecompartment.

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Ivy growing over bike

The photographer of today’s startling urban plant picture, titled Nature wins, is Cécile Obertop. Not surprisingly, she lives in Amsterdam, one of the most bike-centric cities in Europe. While I think it’s great that much of the population commutes by bike instead of driving, which you’d think could only mean good things for the environment and contribute to a clean, green city, talking to Cécile about this picture made me realize that the bike situation is not always a bed of roses.


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