The passage of time does not hide the evidence. I like rusted things: bits of metal, machine parts, old trucks. The rust patina is beautiful and compelling. I use it often in my Ritual Totems series and my Dolls of the Apocalypse. It’s also the colour of my beard, at least it was before it went white. The photograph below was taken at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. But the steel walls of buildings are not the only things being reclaimed there by nature. You should visit and see the old, out of commission battle ships proudly displaying their rusting hulls.