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Not natural:

In 1977, sculptor David Nash cleared an area of land near his home in Wales where he trained a circle of 22 ash trees to grow in a vortex-like shape for an artwork titled Ash Dome. Almost 40 years later, the trees still grow today. The artist has long worked with wood and natural elements in his art practice, often incorporating live trees or even animals into pieces. The exact site of Ash Dome in the Snowdonia region of northwest Wales is a closely guarded secret, and film crews or photographers who are permitted to see it are reportedly taken on a circuitous route to guard its location.

I’d freak the hell out if I ran across this in the woods.

‘Tis a Monday and I’m behind on everything. Beg pardon while I go strip a chicken carcass (a roast chicken, not one of my girls. Yes, it does make my head hurt).

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Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: April 23, 2018, 9:13 pm

Wilbur Whateley probably goes there to meditate.

 


Comment from AliceH
Time: April 23, 2018, 11:30 pm

Reminded me of the Crooked Forest in Poland except creepy, and not a mystery.

 


Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: April 24, 2018, 2:41 pm

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: April 23, 2018, 9:13 pm
Wilbur Whateley probably goes there to meditate.

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“Yew jest dew what yew have t’ dew!”

(One of the problems I have with reading Lovecraft. He often overdid the dialect.)

 


Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: April 24, 2018, 5:39 pm

I can recall first discovering his work, and dragging out my map of Masswachusetts to go visit some of his places.
Since ‘Arkham’ and Kingsport would have practically bordered on the town I was born in. I’m a long fled native of Essex County.

For all that it’s been settled since the 163x’s there are still a lot of raw natural features(well, there were, wow, 50 years ago) that would lead one to think of Lovecraft if you spent any time wandering the woods like I did.

 


Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: April 24, 2018, 6:28 pm

For fans of Lovecraft – here’s his probable inspiration for Arkham Sanitarium
https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/cemetery-danvers-hospital-criminally-insane

Known affectionately by one and all in the politically incorrect years I grew up as “The Danvers Nut House”.
It was hard to miss this puppy, stuck up on top of a hill where US Route 1 (‘Old’ Interstate 95) and Rt 62 intersected.
Gone now, and that’s a blessing.

 


Comment from AliceH
Time: April 24, 2018, 8:59 pm

Here’s a link to a wiki piece on The Crooked Forest in Poland: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crooked_Forest

It’s short. In its entirety:
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This grove of approximately 100 pines was planted around 1930, when its location was still within the German province of Pomerania. Each pine tree bends sharply to the North just above ground level, then curves back upright after a sideways excursion of three to nine feet (1–3 m). It is generally believed that some form of human tool or technique was used to make the trees grow this way, but the method and motive are not currently known. It has been speculated that the trees may have been deformed to create naturally curved timber for use in furniture or boat building[1][2] Others surmise that a snowstorm could have knocked the trees like this, but to date nobody knows what really happened to these pine trees.
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“Nobody knows”. I think that is wonderful.

 


Comment from dissent
Time: April 25, 2018, 4:48 am

The alienz know!!

 


Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: April 25, 2018, 2:22 pm

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: April 24, 2018, 6:28 pm
For fans of Lovecraft – here’s his probable inspiration for Arkham Sanitarium
https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/cemetery-danvers-hospital-criminally-insane

Known affectionately by one and all in the politically incorrect years I grew up as “The Danvers Nut House”.
It was hard to miss this puppy, stuck up on top of a hill where US Route 1 (‘Old’ Interstate 95) and Rt 62 intersected.
Gone now, and that’s a blessing.

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One wonders if Daphne Du Maurier had heard of the Danvers Hospital, and used the name for the creepy housekeeper in Rebecca.

 


Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: April 25, 2018, 9:26 pm

We always found that kinda funny. It’s not a name you hear that often – sounds ‘POSH and veddy british’ don’t you know.

I was from the next town over, but Mrs Durned is a Danversite. I would never dare call her Mrs. Danvers.

 

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