Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

First Trip to Myakka This Season 1


December 24, 2016

This past weekend I made my first visit to the Myakka River State Park for the season. I only had a short time there but managed to find a few goodies. I don’t know what kind of bushy tree this is, but there are many in this Florida park. They grow in groves. The trees are leafless at this time of year; the greenery you see on the branches are bromeliads. The white and pink dots on the trunks and branches are lichens.

UPDATE: Mystery solved: These are pop ash trees (Fraxinus caroliniana), says biologist husband David.

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6 responses

  1. What absolutely fabulous textures – I love this, brilliant! Thank you 🙂

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    December 24, 2016 at 7:26 AM

    • Thank you, Alastair. I can’t imagine that these trees are as interesting when they’re leafed out. I must have seen them that way, but they just didn’t stand out.

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      December 24, 2016 at 9:02 AM

  2. I agree with StillWalks, I love the texture in this but I can’t be of any help in identifying the type of tree this is.

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    December 24, 2016 at 8:40 AM

    • Thanks, Ken. I’m hoping some Floridian will jump in and tell us what tree these are.

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      December 24, 2016 at 9:03 AM

  3. So you’re keeping warm for the holidays? Good! I always like what you find to photograph there, too…

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    December 24, 2016 at 2:50 PM

    • Thanks, Lynn. Yup, and then some. I’ll do my best to earn your faith.

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      December 24, 2016 at 2:53 PM

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