The black-and-white images in this chapter, made over many years, document human-made structures dissolving back into nature. Featured sites include an overgrown mining tailings pile, an abandoned concrete bridge, a cracked asphalt road, crumbling walls of an adobe fort, grass-covered dirt berms from a munitions plant, and a vine-enshrouded unfinished building. Black-and-white photographs encourage the viewer to notice the shape, form, curves, angles, and texture of these structures, subtle details that might be missed in color images.

Environmental perception key concepts: rewilding, nature as actor, the idea that landscapes evolve.

Visual literacy key concepts: structure and form, lines, composition, photographs as portals to contemplation.