Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

Posts tagged “rocks

Almost Across the River


July 30, 2018

When I had almost reached the other shore of the Vermilion River (see yesterday’s post), I looked up and saw some day lilies where I didn’t expect to see them. Along the sides of plowed fields in the country, and in people’s gardens, yes, but not in the woods.

If you read yesterday’s post, you know that I have been searching for a term to describe light that has bounced off a surface (in my experience, the surfaces have been windows) and landed elsewhere. In a comment on yesterday’s post, Nannus encouraged me like this: “Just invent one! Language is not fixed and all the words we are using have been coined by somebody at some time.” So I did. I thought. The term I came up with was “ricochet light.” Then I Googled to see if that term might actually mean something else. To my surprise and delight, I found a photographer named Todd Laffler who uses that term to mean exactly what I mean by it. He has some great examples. What fun.


Back to the Garden 3


November 7, 2017

I tagged this photograph with “lichen,” but I’m not really certain that the white marks on the large rock are lichens. What else could they be? Fossils in the stone?

Later in the Day

Scientist-husband David suggests “mineralized inclusions in the rock. Could be of biological or abiotic origin from what little I can see.”

Evening Update

We now have two more opinions favoring the lichen theory: One is from my husband’s colleague in the Oberlin College Department of Biology, and one is from Art Murphy, who usually knows a fossil when he sees one. (See Art and Fossils.)


Sunstruck along the Youghiogheny River


October 28, 2017


Rocks along the Youghiogheny 11


October 27, 2017


Rocks along the Youghiogheny 10


October 26, 2017


Rocks along the Youghiogheny 9


October 25, 2017


Rocks along the Youghiogheny 8


October 24, 2017


Rocks along the Youghiogheny 7


October 23, 2017


Rocks along the Youghiogheny 6


October 22, 2017


Rocks along the Youghiogheny 5


October 21, 2017