At the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford, CT.
A despicable red pull-tab from a can of Cheerwine cherry soda. This was one of the most difficult things I’ve tried to photograph. The camera just didn’t want to focus on it in any light or background. I put it against a black background to make it look darker and redder and despicabler.
Photographed for this week’s Macro Mondays challenge, “Pareidolia” (seeing faces and other familiar shapes in unrelated things).
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.