The determination of living things to survive is truly amazing. I’m the manager of a self storage facility in Santa Cruz, California. Today while doing my walk around of the lot, I discovered a couple of plants that had actually pushed up through the asphalt from underneath. These plants weren’t here 10 days ago, as that was around the last time I closely checked this corner of the lot. As you can see in the pictures below, the pavement they displaced is freshly disturbed, and still present. I was so awed by this that I had to take pictures.

And here’s one that’s about to come up but hasn’t pushed through yet:

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