Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

Posts tagged “leaves

Can’t Let Go


April 20, 2017

The beech leaves, that is, seen April 2 at Schoepfle Garden. But maybe you were thinking of the song.


Recent Finds in Selby Gardens 6


January 7, 2017

On New Year’s Eve day I photographed the pendant inflorescence (husband speak for “hanging-down flower”) of a bromeliad that belongs to the genus Vriesea, shown in the lefthand part of this diptych. When I turned around to continue walking in the Selby Garden’s conservatory, I almost ran into its very, very distant relative shown in the righthand part of the diptych.

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Recent Finds in Selby Gardens 5


January 6, 2016

Singled out by the sun, this hybrid bromeliad is within the genus Guzmania, says biologist husband David. Selby specializes in bromeliads.

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Recent Finds in Selby Gardens 4


January 5, 2017

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Recent Finds in Selby Gardens 3


January 4, 2017

These are some of the buttress roots of the Moreton Bay fig tree (Ficus macrophylla) at Selby. If you click on the image for a larger version, you can just make out an invasive brown anole (Anoles sagrei) about a fourth of the way in from the left and a third of the way up from the bottom of the photograph. Many people around here incorrectly call this lizard a gecko.

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Recent Finds in Selby Gardens 1


January 2, 2017

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Threading My Way through Pinecraft Park 4


January 1, 2017

I wonder if that blue-green color on the grass and dead leaf on the left is another lichen or paint.12252016-pinecraft-park-36


Threading My Way through Pinecraft Park 3


December 31, 2016

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Threading My Way through Pinecraft Park 2


December 30, 2016

The white stuff on the bark of this fallen log is lichens.

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Threading My Way through Pinecraft Park 1


December 29, 2016

Pinecraft Park is about three miles from downtown Sarasota. Maybe half of its 22 acres are in things like a parking lot, shuffle boards, and a basketball court. That doesn’t leave much for nature, but I’m always surprised to see how much nature is there. I must have seen the sun shoot through palmetto leaves like this a hundred times or more, yet every year I can’t resist just one more photograph of them. And then one more and one more and one more. Here’s the first one of the year.

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