Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

Posts tagged “Schoepfle Garden

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.

Crazy Signs

February 24, 2017

I have often seen signs that are old and cracked like this one (shown in the first and second photos) at the Star Fish Company. The design of the crazed plastic reminds me of a leaf. The Star Fish Company’s website shows their sign in earlier days. The Star Fish restaurant is one of my two favorite places to eat in Cortez. The seating is picnic tables on a dock. When I go, I always have the blackened mullet, served with hush puppies, cheese grits, and creamy cole slaw. Not the most healthful meal, but one of the most tasty. The other great down-home place to eat in Cortez is the Cortez Café. The name doesn’t even hint at their fantastic spanakopita and Greek salad. . . . But I digress. Here’s another crazy sign. The third photograph below is of a sign in Ohio’s Schoepfle Garden.



Evidence of Iron Bacteria in October 2016—6

November 16, 2016


Evidence of Iron Bacteria in October 2016—5

November 15, 2016


Evidence of Iron Bacteria in October 2016—4

November 14, 2016


Evidence of Iron Bacteria in October 2016—3

November 13, 2016


Evidence of Iron Bacteria in October 2016—2

November 12, 2016

Sometimes a shadow reveals a less-visible Leptothrix discophora film. Someone explained to me why this happens, but I’m afraid I didn’t quite get it. Perhaps one of you knows and can explain it again?


Evidence of Iron Bacteria in October 2016—1

November 11, 2016

I found some of what I had come looking for last month when I waded across the river. The first image is the way I saw the patch of Leptothrix discophora film as I approached. It was surprisingly large for such a young film. Young films look blue or silver or silver blue. The prismatic colors arise when the film thickens as a result of more of its being produced by the Leptothrix discophora bacteria or when the film is broken and pieces of it slide over and under other pieces. The second image is the same patch of film seen from the opposite side. You can appreciate the importance of the angle of the sun relative to the viewer in how the film appears.






Virginia Creeper in the Fall

November 10, 2016


Fall Reflections in the Vermilion River 11

November 9, 2016