Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

Nature

Rocks along the Youghiogheny 1


October 17, 2017


Ohiopyle Falls on the Youghiogheny River—for Context


October 16, 2017

While we were visiting at the farm, our friends took us to nearby Ohiopyle State Park, through which flows the Youghiogheny River. The Youghiogheny is very different from “my” Vermilion River, as you can see from these photographs. No slow-moving edges here! The first photograph is taken from one side of the river, the other two from the opposite side. Tomorrow and the next few days you’ll see some rock surfaces I found along the river, which, by the way, is pronounced like yolk-eh-gainy, if I interpret the Wikipedia linguistic notation properly (/jɒkəˈɡni/). The word comes from the Algonquin word meaning “a stream flowing in a contrary direction.”  And, says Wikipedia elsewhere, “Ohiopyle” is derived from the Native American Lenape phrase ahi opihəle, which means “it turns very white,” referring to the frothy waterfalls. This knowledge makes me wonder about the origin of my state’s name, but I think I’ll save that rabbit hole for later.

 

 


Farmhouse Windows in the Morning Light 3


October 15, 2017


Farmhouse Windows in the Morning Light 1


October 13, 2017

Last month husband David and I were invited along with another couple to southwest Pennsylvania to stay at a farmhouse, the farmstead of which has been in our new friends’ family for six generations. The current farmhouse dates “only” from the mid-1800s. I anticipated roaming the house to capture hundreds of photographs. I did take a few, but I was distracted—not unhappily—by wonderful conversations, a jigsaw puzzle, multiple games of Bananagrams, and lots of real food, including homemade bread and persimmon cookies and pudding made from wild persimmons on the property. We’ve been promised a repeat invitation; maybe I’ll take more photographs next time. Maybe not.


Early Morning in the Woods


October 12, 2017


My Blue Heaven


October 11, 2017

I still don’t do flowers, but I just could not ignore this blue, which happened to be on a flower.


August 2017 Leptothrix discophora and Friends 6


October 10, 2017


August 2017 Leptothrix discophora and Friends 5


October 9, 2017


August 2017 Leptothrix discophora and Friends 4


October 8, 2017

 

 

 

 


August 2017 Leptothrix discophora and Friends 3


October 7, 2017