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Forest in New Brunswick

Forest in New Brunswick

This photograph is from two autumns ago, when it was a later-than-usual year for autumn colours in eastern North America. Fortunately, one small stretch of Highway 215 near the New Brunswick-Qu├ębec border was nearing peak in late September, though I only discovered it on my last day in the area. It's not really a "Natural Landscape" (how I've categorized it), as the shrubs and herbaceous plants in the foreground are trimmed low from time to time (they are along the roadside). It's not really an intentional cultivated landscape, though.

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I'm seriously considering making this into a poster AND designing a planting to recreate this scene in my Maryland garden. The colors!!! the composition!!!! very uplifting.

Very nice picture with the different layers of colour. Might be difficult to replicate as it is a picture of the minute.

Stunning photo. I've come through New Brunswick by train in the Fall and been totally blown away by the beauty of the huge tracts of forestland.

If you're going to replicate this in a garden put the conifers behind everything else.

I find fascinating the distinction between natural landscape and intentional cultivated landscape. Are these commonly used terms? I'm curious as I'm writing about finding nature in the city where many of the plant are cultivated plants but they are not necessarily being grown intentionally either.

lovely posting thank you daniel

Looks like a family photo for the forests, the conifers are like the forgetful relatives that didnt realise how tall they were

Waverly, natural and cultivated landscapes are (rather) artificial categories I impose for classifying images within the archives. At one level, it'd be hard to argue that any natural landscape exists. At another level, if one asserts humans are part of nature and therefore all outputs of human activities are natural, then all landscapes are natural. Cultivated landscapes to me is a bit more clearer, though, as cultivation implies some sort of human intent (like one sees in gardens or parks).

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