Hidden Japanese Settlement Found in Forests of British Columbia | Smart News | Smithsonian

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“In 2004, archaeology professor Robert Muckle was alerted to a site within the forests of British Columbia’s North Shore mountains, where a few old cans and a sawblade had been discovered. He suspected the area was once home to a historic logging camp, but he did not anticipate that he would spend the next 14 years unearthing sign after sign of a forgotten Japanese settlement—one that appears to have been abruptly abandoned.”

Source: Hidden Japanese Settlement Found in Forests of British Columbia | Smart News | Smithsonian

Tiny red covered bridge

Tiny red covered bridge

Covered foot bridge over a gate in a dam on Fountain Lake Reservoir in Ansonia, CT.

So close, and yet so far…

So close, and yet so far...

This photo is graded on a curve.

I rested the edge of the lens barrel on the bark where I could get a contrasted view of the tree and the woods.  The result was a graduated bokeh effect on the curve of the tree and a distance enhancement on the background woods, which can still be identified, especially in the thumbnail.

I think I also somehow managed to get a landscape into a macro photo.

Just inside the woods near Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT.

Skunk cabbage flowers

Symplocarpus foetidus, also known as eastern skunk cabbage, swamp cabbage, clumpfoot cabbage, meadow cabbage, foetid pothos, or polecat weed. In the woods near Legion Pool in the Seymour Land Trust in Seymour, CT.

Looking like pitcher plants, the flowers emerge before the main plant in the spring, and produce a foul odor to attract pollinators. I am definitely not a pollinator.