Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

Sand and Mud

A Walk along Myakkahatchee Creek


April 21, 2019

This collection of photographs begins, in a way, where the last post left off: with trees of life. The plants growing on these trees seem a little different from the ones shown in the last post—perhaps because they immediately border the water. Two photographs separate the trees of life from reflections in the creek: one I think of as essence of tiger—a small stream on its way to the creek—and an arrangement of dead leaves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Iridescence along the River 7


August 6, 2018

When the water level recedes, it leaves traces of the Leptothrix discophora film on the rocks and mud. The close crop shows the iridescence best. Click on it to see the image even bigger. (The paw prints are from a raccoon.)

 


Iridescence along the River 5


August 4, 2018


Iridescence along the River 4


August 3, 2018

The detail crops show more of what drew my eye. The puckering indicates loss of water from the film.

 

 


Iridescence along the River 3


August 2, 2018


Iridescence along the River 2


August 1, 2018


Iridescence along the River 1


July 30, 2018

As promised, here come the photos of the Leptothrix discophora biofilms I saw along the Vermilion River July 14. Those of you new to this blog may find a brief introduction to what you see in this photograph useful. Those wanting to know more may care to explore some links.


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