Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

Sand and Mud

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.

Leaf Litter, Florida Style

February 2, 2018

When northerners think of palm leaves, they think of them green, and on the tree. They don’t imagine them brown, off the tree, and littering roads and beaches. So I’m happy to bring a little reality to northerners’ romantic notions. Actually, if you’ve looked at this blog a while, you know that I may really like brown palm fronds contorted into interesting shapes on the beach.