Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

Posts tagged “Kendal at Oberlin

Oberlin in Sunshine

January 5, 2020

Two days before I photographed Oberlin in fog, I was happily running around my neighborhood photographing Oberlin in sunshine. In my memory there is not much sunshine in Oberlin winters, and I wanted to seize the day—especially because it had been cold enough for ice to form on the ponds.

1 What photographer can ignore an S-curve? I wonder if the curve here has to do with the varying depth of water in the pond.

2 The black things are almost-holes in the ice. Can someone tell me—or guess—how they form?



5 Are bubbles in the ice caused by decaying vegetation beneath that is releasing methane? Or maybe living plants that are releasing oxygen?


7 Sycamores always stand out, especially against a blue sky.





12 The woods were aglow with leaf lights.


Oberlin in Fog

December 29, 2019

Tuesday Oberlin was draped in glorious fog. I got home from working out, and although it was already past nine o’clock, the fog I’d seen on the way to the fitness center was still hanging around. I couldn’t resist. Walking around my neighborhood, I was sure the fog would lift momentarily. But for two and a half hours I revelled in the stuff, which lasted well past dinnertime.


1 Oak

2 Sycamore

3 Unknown (by me)

4 This and the next two photographs are of what is known as Wildflower Hill.



7 Rock Pond

8 Why it’s called Rock Pond


10 Maybe winter is more colorful than winter is generally given credit for.






16 Marsh-Mallow (Althaea officinalis) in Winter

Someone Else’s Begonia 4

June 17, 2018

Someone Else’s Begonia 3

June 16, 2018

Someone Else’s Begonia 1 and 2

June 15, 2018




Old Cattails, New Duck Weed

June 14, 2018

The Mushroom Tree

June 13, 2018

Hoses in Poses, Continued 2

June 12, 2018

Hoses in Poses, Continued 1

June 11, 2018

Remnants of Winter; Harbingers of Spring 8

April 5, 2018