December 5, 2017
My Lightroom problems aren’t over yet, mostly because the rest of life got in the way of addressing them yesterday. So here is another golden oldie. This one, from 2013, is proof that we don’t all enjoy trees the same way.
January 1, 2017
December 31, 2016
December 30, 2016
The white stuff on the bark of this fallen log is lichens.
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.
September 14, 2013
Take a look at this first photograph. Every time I go to Pinecraft Park I’m amazed that such jungle can be found 15 minutes from downtown Sarasota. The park—smaller, I think, than 10 acres—is riddled with criss-crossing paths, but the dense foliage makes the area seem much larger. Janet lost her cell phone there the last time we went, May 12 of this year. With so many winding paths to retrace and so much plant life possibly in the way, she didn’t have much hope of finding it. But another hiker she met on her quest asked her what she was looking for—and soon found it. This park is in the heart of Sarasota’s Amish suburb (about which the New York Times ran a story last year), and during another visit there we met a young Amish man who chatted with us about the birds in the park, somehow adding that he was a certified scuba-diving instructor.