Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

At the Venice Myakka River Park—1

January 23, 2016

My troublesome external hard drive has behaved for two and a half weeks, 10 days connected to my husband’s laptop and seven days to my iMac. I’m not sure why it has stopped self-ejecting, but I took the opportunity of its good behavior Friday night to download photographs I’d been saving in my camera. This short series is from our December 27 trip to the Venice Myakka River Park, a smallish urban-like tract adjoining the Myakka River State Park. What is has to recommend it is a lovely little lagoon. Surrounding the lagoon—as almost everywhere you go in this part of Florida—are sabal palms and saw palmettos. These are some of the fallen palmetto leaves and parts of a sabal palm leaf base.

12272015 Venice Myakka River Park-5

15 responses

  1. Beautiful composition.


    January 24, 2016 at 7:35 AM

  2. It would have been a shame if photos like these were lost. I happy that the drive is behaving. Perhaps you can copy it before it fails again.


    January 24, 2016 at 7:54 AM

    • I do have it backed up, thank goodness. Yes, just in case. Oh—except for the photos I downloaded Friday. Will have to back them up today.


      January 24, 2016 at 2:32 PM

  3. Beautiful colors! Are you loving that you’re out of the way of all the storms?


    January 24, 2016 at 12:31 PM

    • I don’t mind missing all that one bit. Well, maybe one little bit: the photo ops.


      January 24, 2016 at 2:33 PM

  4. leslie organ

    this makes me think of scratch back art. do you know the technique to which i’m referring?


    January 24, 2016 at 2:27 PM

    • No, Leslie, I don’t think I do. . . . OK, just Googled it. Yes, I remember doing this in grade school. I see your point!


      January 24, 2016 at 2:31 PM

  5. nannus

    Better buy a new hard drive and transfer everything from this one to the new one as long as it is working. – Beautiful picture.


    January 24, 2016 at 4:34 PM

  6. Thank you, nannus. I’m going to wait to see what my Apple guy thinks is going on.


    January 24, 2016 at 4:42 PM

  7. A rich palette of colours, and designer lines. I would think you could stay in an area like this and never get bored photographically.


    January 26, 2016 at 1:22 PM

    • Thanks. You’re right, Andy. But sometimes a spouse can cause a person to think it’s time to leave, eh?


      January 26, 2016 at 2:15 PM

      • Oh yes – one does have to listen to one’s spouse! And obey – well, sometimes!


        January 27, 2016 at 3:38 AM

        • Usually it’s not the actual spouse voice I hear, but the one inside my head.


          January 27, 2016 at 9:03 AM

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