Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

Stones and Rocks

Vintage Leptothrix discophora


November 3, 2018

This summer and fall have seen far too much rain to produce much in the way of colorful Leptothrix discophora films. But I miss them, so this post delves into photographs I took of this evidence of iron bacteria along Ohio’s Vermilion River between 2008 and 2010, before I’d started the blog. Some of these photos may be repeats of other dives into the archives. I hope that since I can’t remember if I’ve shown them, you can’t either.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Cucumber Falls 4


August 12, 2018

Walking back up the stairs from the place of dark rocks and reflecting pools, you notice that the trail’s low wooden guard rail could very easily be breached and that you could, if you wanted, walk over to where Cucumber Run runs over the edge of the cliff. Hmmm.

 

 


Cucumber Falls 1


August 9, 2018

You may remember, from reading this blog, that my friend’s farm in southern Pennsylvania is near the Ohiopyle Falls on the Youghiogheny River. This year the adventure leaving from the farmhouse was to a tributary of the Youghiogheny called the Cucumber Falls.


Iridescence along the River 9


August 8, 2018

The second photograph is a long view of the area that featured the Leptothrix discophora films July 14.

 


Stone for Stepping (on) and Looking (at)


July 22, 2018


Nested


July 8, 2018


Someone Else’s Begonia 4


June 17, 2018


Hosting (Twigs, Acorns, Moss, Lichens, etc., etc., etc.)


April 22, 2018

I pass this slab of quarried sandstone nearly every time I visit Schoepfle Garden. It never looks the same. The first photograph is from my trip this past Sunday, April 14. The second is from about a year ago, April 18, 2017, and the third is from August 26, 2017. I know there are others . . .

 

 

 


Back to the Garden 7


November 11, 2017


Back to the Garden 6


November 10, 2017

Here’s a closer view of the sulfur bacteria in action. See also the post of October 21, 2014, which explains where the sulfur comes from.