Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

Posts tagged “Kendal at Oberlin

Bye-Bye, Oberlin

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.

Please Don’t Hurt the Fire Plug

November 13, 2017

Update, November 15, 2017

By e-mail a friend sent me this alternative title: “Don’t worry, Phil, he’ll hit his growth spurt in a couple of years and be just as tall as the rest of us.”

Early Morning in the Woods

October 12, 2017

My Blue Heaven

October 11, 2017

I still don’t do flowers, but I just could not ignore this blue, which happened to be on a flower.

I Don’t Do Flowers, but . . .

September 15, 2017

I don’t photograph many flowers. But these begonia blossoms really got to me. I think the photos are too Hallmark cardy, but I had fun. Here are five variations on the same shot.





Birth of an Obsession

July 7, 2017

Kendal at Oberlin publishes a literary magazine, called Eureka!, three times a year. All the artwork and writing is by residents of this retirement community. I’m lucky enough to live at Kendal at Oberlin, and to have had an article with photographs published in the latest issue. The piece reveals the origins of my fascination with the iron bacteria. Since many of you have seen on this blog my photographs of the iridescent film that Leptothrix discophora creates on the surface of water, I thought some of you might be interested in reading about how my engagement started. Just click on the link below to find out. And please forgive my crude post-production edit on the next to the last page. I thought it made the story easier to understand. Below the link to the article is a photo of Leptothrix discophora film that I took last month at Schoepfle Garden.

Birth of an Obsession in Eureka!, Spring 2017

The Wind on Wildflower Hill 2

October 13, 2016


The Wind on Wildflower Hill 1

October 12, 2016


The Asters on Wildflower Hill

October 11, 2016

Saturday most of the hill was wreathed in purple and white asters, but here and there remained remnants of yellow coneflowers and goldenrod.





The Sumac on Wildflower Hill

October 10, 2016

Yesterday I took another walk on Wildflower Hill. I had looked forward to seeing how much the sumac had colored up since my visit in August. (See here and here for the August photographs.) These may not be the sumac species I’m used to seeing. The trees had red leaves, but it looked as if many leaves had fallen without turning color. Here’s the best of what I saw.

Update of October 10, 2016, late morning

My friend Mary Ellyn sent me this link to a relevant song, “When the Sumac is on Fire.”