One of the four towns that were flooded to create Quabbin Reservoir and supply Boston and vicinity was Dana. This area, which is inside Gate 37, is North Dana although there is little to indicate that people once lived here. I haven’t explored this area very much, but the little I have seen has no cellar holes or stone walls. There must be some so maybe I just haven’t walked in the right places.
This morning was quite foggy again. By the time I walked in, most of the fog was dissipating, but there was still enough to give some muting effect to the bright sun that was just peeking above the tree line to the east. I wanted to line up the foliage so there was a contrast between the stronger and foggy colors but there was this rock. I decided to have it out of the reflected shadow and try to use it as a foreground element. It is kind of obvious that this was intentional, but it had to go somewhere and it was too big for me to lift it out of there….not to mention that the DCR frowns on us wading.