Can You Kudzu?

The light in the forest shines on the vines as they swallow the trees whole.Beautiful, serene and a touch of the surreal. Kudzu. Growing during the night and during the day, it can cover 150,000 acres in a year. Brought to the United States from Japan for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876. Admirers saw its beauty and planted it in their gardens. The U.S. Conservation Corps in the 1930’s planted it to stop erosion .It certainly worked, and more. Today across the south there are huge stands of kudzu along the roadsides. Animals can graze ,people make baskets from kudzu and some adventurous palates eat it. I like it because it makes for interesting photographs and stimulates the imagination.

Like clouds, if you look carefully you can see animals and other creatures in the kudzu. Can you find the ape and the giraffe? Enjoy! But be careful not to stand in one spot for too long!

About unsouthernbelle

I am a native New Yorker , transplanted to Memphis, who is a photographer, teacher, and wanderer. I am inspired by the beauty and stories that resonate from abandoned places and found objects. View all posts by unsouthernbelle

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