Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures


Can’t Let Go

April 20, 2017

The beech leaves, that is, seen April 2 at Schoepfle Garden. But maybe you were thinking of the song.

Playing with the Leaves 2

March 18, 2017


Playing with the Leaves 1

March 17, 2017

It had been a while since I’d tried some Intentional Camera Movement, so when Lynda and I were at the Venice Myakka River Park, I played with the leaves a bit.

A Smaller Relative

March 16, 2017

The colors of this senescing palm leaf appealed to me. I didn’t see the lizard until I put the camera’s viewfinder up to my eye. (See the posts of the past few days to see the larger relative.)

Leaves: Same Same

March 10, 2017

Around here (coastal south central Florida) there are few deciduous trees. In some areas in winter—at least that I’ve noticed—the only leaves that fall seem to be those of the live and laurel oak trees. To this northerner, that seems strange, used as I am to the variety of leaves that fall at once in autumn up north. The other thing that’s unusual to these eyes is that the oak trees lose their old leaves at the same time that they put forth new ones. The trees are never bare. And should I mention that these leaves do not look like what I think of as oak leaves? No spiky uneven margins here, but something more like a squat willow leaf. For me, one of the biggest pleasures of travel is seeing plant life that does not look like the plant life I grew up with. This path with oak leaves and the shadow of an oak tree is in the Venice Myakka River Park. I stopped to take the photo on the way to catching up with Lynda and her first big find of the day (coming up soon).

Recent Finds in Selby Gardens 4

January 5, 2017


Recent Finds in Selby Gardens 1

January 2, 2017




Threading My Way through Pinecraft Park 4

January 1, 2017

I wonder if that blue-green color on the grass and dead leaf on the left is another lichen or paint.12252016-pinecraft-park-36

Virginia Creeper in the Fall

November 10, 2016


Bubble, Bubble

November 4, 2016

Besides fall foliage reflected in the river, a few other sights vied for my attention last month at Schoepfle Garden. Here is another shale-gas bubble, found near the ones I showed in July.