Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures


Sleeping Turtles Preserve North, with Nurse Log

February 7, 2018

Another marshy area of the park sported this little nurse log, which supports a variety of new plant life. The Pacific Northwest is, I hear tell, known for major nurse-log activity. Lynn Wohlers (bluebrightly) photographed what she calls a “nursery stump” in that area recently (scroll down to the fifth photo in her blog post). “Nurse” and “nursery” appear to be interchangeable terms in descriptions of this phenomenon.

Sleeping Turtles Preserve North, with Bog Lily

February 6, 2018

Sleeping Turtles Preserve North is part of the Sarasota (Florida) County park system. Bordered by the Myakka River, it is resplendent with huge live oaks that host thousands of bromeliads, including Spanish moss. What makes this park different from other parks in the county that I have visited are the many marshy spots. This park is where I saw my first bog lily—and nearly slipped into the muck while photographing it. I was a bit more careful a couple of weeks ago when I came across another.

I have a strange confession to make concerning the blog post called GBH in SLP. On that post I intimated (because for some reason I have thought of George Bernard Shaw whenever I heard “GBH”) that “GBH” was how people referred to George Bernard Shaw. It isn’t! Obviously (even to me, now), George Bernard Shaw is “GBS”! I’m sorry if I confused any of you in my own confusion. I have no idea how that erroneous thought got lodged in my head. Thank my dear husband for setting me straight.

Rocks along the Youghiogheny 11

October 27, 2017

Rocks along the Youghiogheny 10

October 26, 2017

Rocks along the Youghiogheny 9

October 25, 2017

Rocks along the Youghiogheny 8

October 24, 2017

Rocks along the Youghiogheny 7

October 23, 2017

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.

Lighting the Canna Lilies (August 2017)

September 28, 2017

If you get to Schoepfle Garden when the sun is still coming in at a slant, you can see it light up the Wyoming Canna Lilies.