Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

Early Spring in Ohio 3

June 1, 2015

For most of the way driving north from Florida to Ohio, I enjoyed the redbud trees (Cercis canadensis), but I had to wait weeks for their flowers reach where I live. I took this photograph May 8.

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Here is a photo of the same trees taken April 24, 2005:


10 responses

  1. Excellent shot, Linda.


    June 1, 2015 at 8:00 AM

    • Thank you, Ken. Just had to lean out the bathroom window to get this shot; the early morning sun did the rest.


      June 1, 2015 at 1:29 PM

  2. I remember reading a few years after arriving in Oberlin how much sooner spring arrives in southern Ohio and wishing Oberlin was there!


    June 1, 2015 at 8:20 AM

    • Yeah, I was surprised at how much of the country was ahead of us by so much.


      June 1, 2015 at 1:30 PM


    I remember when we were in Ann Arbor there was a guy on WJR that would start south every Spring and would call back to the morning show when he found Spring. Sometimes he had to go pretty far down I-75 to find it.


    June 1, 2015 at 9:51 AM

    • After this last trip north, that’s easy to believe, Kathy.


      June 1, 2015 at 1:31 PM

  4. Hello Linda, I found your blog via Once Around the Sun. I am fascinated by your amazing bacteria photos. I have never heard of it before. Equally this beautiful tree with flowers which I understand sometimes come straight out of the trunk. Thank you for opening my eyes to new and gorgeous things today!


    June 2, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    • Jane, please forgive me for not responding sooner; life has been interfering with my computer time. I’m a long-time fan of Joel Meyerowitz but only recently discovered his blog. You might keep your eyes open for iron-breathing bacteria where you live (and roam). They occur all over the world; I was thrilled to see evidence of my favorite one (the iridescent film of Leptothrix discophora) on a trip to Japan. I’ve never been to Australia. Sounds like you don’t have redbud trees there; they are among my very favorite. Thank you for finding me; I enjoyed seeing your photos on your blog and reading your stories there.

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      June 6, 2015 at 9:23 PM

  5. It’s a strange effect, the pattern of redbud (I always thought that such a misnomer) pink through the trees. It looks almost painted in this shot. Very nice! They’re such strange trees, aren’t they, with the buds coming right out of the bigger branches. instead of at the tips of smaller ones. The branch shapes in this photo are just gorgeous! Maybe you can do this one again after all the leaves are gone, or with just a little snow…


    June 8, 2015 at 7:19 PM

    • I should be able to photograph bare branches in November before I leave for Florida, but I won’t stick around for the snow. In 2005, however, I came back when the redbuds were flowering and the snow hadn’t finished. See the photo I’ve added to this post.


      June 8, 2015 at 8:21 PM

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