December 23, 2018
On December 8, shortly after arriving in Sarasota for the winter, I took my first trip to South Lido Park this season. This is perhaps my favorite park in the county, largely because it contains a variety of ecosystems. The bonus is that it’s only about 15 minutes from home. On my first visit of the season there I always search with apprehension to see if a little stump I’ve named R2D2 is still standing. Every year, I think it has disappeared, only to realize it’s only further down the path. And so it went this year. R2D2 (in the first four photos) seems more colorful than it has been in the past, but that may be my imagination. The fifth photo is probably the first of others you’ll see over the next couple of months showing a dead sabal palm leaf, which I find more graceful in senescence than on the tree. The sixth photograph is another perennial favorite: backlit leaves of the seagrape bush. The last photograph shows my photographing friend Lynda and me.
August 17, 2018
August 2, 2018
July 30, 2018
As promised, here come the photos of the Leptothrix discophora biofilms I saw along the Vermilion River July 14. Those of you new to this blog may find a brief introduction to what you see in this photograph useful. Those wanting to know more may care to explore some links.
July 28, 2018
The sun is coming in from the left and hitting a window to the right and above what you see in this image. The sun bounces off the window and lands on the sidewalk. What is this rectangle of light called? It seems to me that it’s not a reflection really. I’ve tagged it “reflected light” in other posts. See here and here and here. Is there an official or at least better name for it???
April 8, 2018
New snow has fallen since March 4 and was still hanging around in pieces March 26.
December 23, 2017
I did eventually make it to the alleys of downtown Sarasota that Sunday, where I took this photograph and a few others.
November 24, 2017