Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

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The Farmhouse Grounds in 2019


August 25, 2019

While I love photographing inside my friend’s farmhouse, the grounds are likewise appealing. One of the traditions for farmhouse owners and guests is going out after dinner to watch the sun set over the fields and trees. As I was walking to the viewing spot, I turned around and saw where the late-day sun had flung warm patches of light into the darkening woods. While I was at the farm, the sunsets were modest, but the shared experience of anticipating, then viewing them brought joy nonetheless. Photograph #6 is of the threshold to the viewing spot, proving that you don’t need a sunset to appreciate the view, even if it is obscured by trees. The next two photographs prove that you don’t need clear skies and copious sunshine to photograph the outdoors. This grouping ends with my find on the property of some of my favorite things: hoses. You can do a search of this blog on hoses if you like; you’ll get more hits than you might imagine.

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Hoses in Poses, Continued 4


July 21, 2018


Hoses in Poses, Continued 3


July 20, 2018


Hoses in Poses, Continued 2


June 12, 2018


Hoses in Poses, Continued 1


June 11, 2018


Hoses 2 (Cortez, January 2016)


February 21, 2016

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Hoses 1 (Cortez, January 2016)


February 20, 2016

See more of my hose fascination here.

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In Englewood: a Window, an Alley

August 26, 2013

Englewood is a town not all that far from Sarasota, maybe an hour’s drive. Janet and I went there April 28 to see if we could find good crummy places in the downtown area to photograph. Unfortunately for us, all was pretty spiffy. But we found a little chapel down a side street that had photogenic elements, including this window. The building is the first church in Englewood, built in 1928. If you see  moire pattern on the window, look at it larger by clicking on the image and the moire pattern should disappear. I found some interesting things in the alley in back of the church. Those of you who have been with me very long know how I love mops and hoses but rarely find them next to each other. (Look here and here and here.)

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Fog Adorns, Then Abandons, Anna Maria Island

March 2, 2013

Why is the weather iffy whenever Janet and I decide to drive up to Anna Maria Island? This past Sunday was predicted to be cloudy, but we’d already had our hearts set on the trip. Good thing! The “cloudy” quickly turned to “foggy,” which is something else altogether. And when the fog lifted? Gorgeous blue skies. Still, after many shots of fog, sand, and sky, I reverted to some of my old habits (hoses, faucets, rope, and details that betray the history of a building)—all waiting for me at the end of Anna Maria’s City Pier.

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Hoses in Poses

February 24, 2012

The first roll of film that I shot with an adjustable camera (a pre-1970 Zeiss-Ikon Rangefinder) included photographs of the garden hose coiled up in back of my house. Decades later, I’m still photographing hoses. I found the first three in Cortez, a fishing village north of Sarasota, last month. The first photograph is distorted because it’s of a reflection in the polished-metal back door of a refrigerated truck. That hose and the next two were in front of a fish-processing plant. I took the fourth photograph in the same place two years ago. The hoses in the fifth and sixth photos were in Sarasota, on Main Street during this year’s Thunder by the Bay motorcycle rally and last year at the bay-front marina.