just needs tumble weeds : )
Flint is in a Medium-textured ground moraine; beech-sugar maple forest and hardwood swamp biome. We don't got tumbleweeds. Our tumbleweeds are discarded plastic grocery bags.
There are areas fairly close by that get tumbleweeds under certain conditions. Quaternary Geological Survey Maps show fairly sandy areas within 40 miles where if they are excavated for a subdivision, under hot dry conditions, like in 1988, they will produce tumbleweeds in the fall.
Flint don't got no subdivisions in decades, Flint don't got no drought, and Flint don't got no tumbleweeds. Delta is right, old plastic bags are Flint's tumbleweeds.
Thanks for the photo. A bazillion years ago (well, about 50, I guess) my grandmother took me to a movie at the Capitol. It's my first memory of attending a movie, so that photo is much appreciated. Steve Vivian
Remember when the price of a ticker at the Capitol was 25 cents? I do...sigh!
Thanks for commenting. You might enjoy my book about Flint called "Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City," a Michigan Notable Book for 2014 and a finalist for the 33rd Annual Northern California Book Award for Creative NonFiction. Filmmaker Michael Moore described Teardown as "a brilliant chronicle of the Mad Maxization of a once-great American city." More information about Teardown is available at www.teardownbook.com.