Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures


Savoring the Last Bits of Winter—3

April 26, 2018

Savoring the Last Bits of Winter—2

April 25, 2018

Savoring the Last Bits of Winter—1

April 24, 2018

As I write this—on April 23, the day before you may read it—it is a glorious spring day in Oberlin: sunshine and an unbelievable 73 degrees. Yesterday, when I took the string of photos I’ll be posting for the next few days, I wore my down winter jacket with the hood firmly tied. I was open to hints of spring. We’d had several over the last week or so even poking through snow. What I found more of was the last bits of winter, soon to be drowned out by all kinds of greenery. Brown can be a lovely color when you know you soon won’t see as much of it.

Rolling Stairs Gather No Moss

April 23, 2018

But apparently stationary ones do. See the third photo for context. Click on the image to see a higher-quality file.



Hosting (Twigs, Acorns, Moss, Lichens, etc., etc., etc.)

April 22, 2018

I pass this slab of quarried sandstone nearly every time I visit Schoepfle Garden. It never looks the same. The first photograph is from my trip this past Sunday, April 14. The second is from about a year ago, April 18, 2017, and the third is from August 26, 2017. I know there are others . . .




Hosting (Lichens, Algae)

April 21, 2018

This is the same tree (a bald cypress at Schoepfle Garden) that sheltered a snow remnant a few weeks ago.

Hosting (Vines)

April 20, 2018

One of the advantages of seeing a forest unobstructed by leaves is being able to see the structures of things, like these vines climbing a cherry tree.

Holding On (Last Year’s Beech-Tree Leaves)

April 19, 2018

Here’s, possibly, a new word for you: marcescence. The things you learn when putting together a blog post . . .

Almost Here (Magnolia 2)

April 17, 2018

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