Gillette Castle Wishing Well

Gillette Castle Wishing Well

In the conservatory of Gillette Castle at Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam, 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.

Those cherries are going to be huge…


This chokecherry tree is actually very small, but the forced perspective is helped by the framing, as well as other trees behind it casting shade on the car and lawn. At Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT.