Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

Posts tagged “Sarasota County

Sand on Beer Can Beech—6

February 26, 2018

Sand on Beer Can Beach—5

February 25, 2018

Sand on Beer Can Beach—4

February 24, 2018

The Dead Trees of Beer Can Beach—6

February 23, 2018


The Dead Trees of Beer Can Beach—5

February 22, 2018

The Dead Trees of Beer Can Beach—4

February 21, 2018

Clay Gully Enchantment

February 20, 2018

If you follow Clay Gully (a tributary of the Myakka River) to one of its tributaries, you come to this place. The close understory that you’ve brushed against all along the path suddenly disappears, and the stream becomes narrower and narrower until spreads out in great pools under towering live oaks. It was too early to see the blue flag irises (Iris virginica) flowering, but their foliage was reaching out from the water earlier this month.

Iron Bacteria in Florida 2

February 19, 2018

Taken on the same day as the photograph of the previous post, these photos show Leptothrix discophora and its precipitated iron oxide at Jelks Preserve.


Iron Bacteria in Florida 1

My old pal Leptothrix discophora came out to play in the parks earlier this month. This photo was taken in a sweet lagoon of the Venice Myakka River Park.

Not Palm Leaves in Jelks Preserve

February 17, 2018

My botanist husband said no when I asked if these were palm leaves. No, he said patiently, these are cycad leaves. So I Googled to see if cycads and palms are closely related. No dice. But at least I’m not way off base in thinking they may be. Here’s the sentence from Wikipedia’s Cycad page that felt forgiving: “Because of their superficial resemblance, they are sometimes mistaken for palms or ferns, but they are not closely related to either group.”