August 22, 2018
December 11, 2017
I had a little time November 28 before I had to leave on the first leg of my journey south for (most of) the winter. Walking the three or four minutes over to Rock Pond, I found some cattails hit by early morning light.
January 27, 2016
Every time I’ve been here, the lagoon has looked placid like this, but a friend told me that when she went to the Venice Myakka River Park, the lagoon was full of alligators.
January 19, 2016
January 18, 2016
My computer problems are still not over, and I hesitate to take any new photographs until I can download them properly. So for the next while I’ll post some photos I took this fall before leaving Ohio. On November 8 I walked out before eating breakfast.
December 20, 2015
Maybe it is just a drainage ditch and not a small stream, but it catches reflections all the same . . .
December 19, 2015
December 18, 2015
My first photography trip in Florida this go-round was to Jelks Preserve. Husband David went with me, and I was hoping to show him some great spots in a place he’d never seen. I forgot, however, that Jelks Preserve’s great spots are miles away from each other and only great once in a while, especially in early spring. After spending an hour or so at what I’ve always thought was a small stream (David tells me it’s more like a drainage ditch—phooey), I wandered around another hour and a half finding nothing worth sharing here. The three photographs I am sharing are all from the small stream/drainage ditch area. I don’t understand why the leaves that were not lit up directly by the sun look bluish, but I like them that way.
December 14, 2015
Now that we are getting ready to sell our place in Ohio, I look at it with eyes of nostalgia. I’ve loved seeing nature around me all these years, and I wouldn’t say I’ve ever taken it for granted, but now I try to imprint my memory with all of it. I think taking photographs helps. In fact, just looking through the camera’s viewfinder helps, by signaling intention to remember. . . . The fog of November 11 condensed on the berries of this bush next to the driveway; I think it’s a deciduous holly.
December 13, 2015
One of my husband’s persimmon trees and a ladder upstage the next-door neighbor’s barn. David and his partners at Vermilion Valley Vineyards make persimmon wine from the fruit of his prolific trees.