This Cadillac has been sitting in the forest in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for at least 80 years. I first photographed it almost two years ago and recently returned to see if it had changed. Sadly, it has. In a few more decades it might not be recognizable at all. The car is located along the Middle Prong Trail, just off trail behind a low berm. If you’re not looking for it you’ll go right by. #oldcars#travelphotography#abandonedplaces#forests#naturephotography#Tennessee#cadillac
VanDusen Garden in the heart of the city of Vancouver, British Columbia is a real testament to the value of preserving special places for the benefit of present citizens as well as the generations of locals and visitors yet to come.
Originally established in 1970 by an agreement between the Vancouver Foundation, the Province of British Columbia and the City of Vancouver on the site of the old Shaughnessy Golf Course, VanDusen Garden boasts 55 acres of prime real estate in the heart of the city and over 7,500 species of plants from all over the world.
As a photographer, I particularly appreciate the outstanding artistry of the design of the garden along with the imaginative placement of plants, trees, ponds and pathways to create a whimsical aesthetic with colours, shapes and arrangements to please even the most jaundiced eye.
This shot of a Bleeding Heart offset by a bank of Forget-Me-Nots in behind, betrays the time of year the photograph was taken, to late summer because the leaves of a Bleeding Heart go yellow just prior to their dormant phase through the fall and winter.