Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

Sand and Mud

Remnants of Winter; Harbingers of Spring 15


April 12, 2018

I saw more crystallized (if that’s what it is) ice along the Vermilion River March 26. My daughter assures me that this is ice that has partially thawed and then refrozen. She lives on a lake and often has observed this kind of ice along the shore.


Sand on Beer Can Beech—6


February 26, 2018


Sand on Beer Can Beach—5


February 25, 2018


Sand on Beer Can Beach—4


February 24, 2018


The Dead Trees of Beer Can Beach—5


February 22, 2018


The Dead Trees of Beer Can Beach—4


February 21, 2018


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.


The One That Got Away


February 5, 2018

Sometimes starfish are stranded on the beach when high tide turns. The one that made this print seems to have had a happier fate.

Update, later in the day: See Jessica Winder’s comment for another opinion.


Love Letters in the Sand


February 4, 2018

My other name is Mom, so I took this sand message personally. (I have such sweet children.) There must be someone else with that name, though, because those who call me Mom were not in South Lido Park—or anywhere near— when I took this photo. If your name is also Mom, maybe this is meant for you.

Update later in the day: This could also be a message signed by Mom and meant for her children. So now let this also be for all moms’ children everywhere. We love you.


Wave Printing


February 3, 2018

When the tide recedes, it does so in little laps of the waves. The action leaves tiny ridges in the sand. I think the pock marks are from burst bubbles of sea foam.