October 4, 2017
The small patch of Leptothrix discophora film in the bottom left of this photograph gives you a taste of the run of images that starts tomorrow on this blog.
This entry was posted on October 4, 2017 by Linda Grashoff. It was filed under Leptothrix discophora and was tagged with dried leaves, iron bacteria, Northern Ohio, photography, river shore, rust, shale, Vermilion River.
Lovely image, it’s like you caught it at exactly the right time, vis a vis the drying/evaporating process. I’m envious of your organization! Feeling a bit scattered and distracted as I get closer to a travel date. 🙂
October 4, 2017 at 4:58 PM
My organization? Me? And I’m usually quite a mess before leaving on a trip . . . . This was a different part of the river than I usually get to. There’s so much variation in the color of the shale and in how the iron oxide adds its contribution to the color. And there’s a lot of variation in the patterning that depends on how recently the shale was wet by the river, or rain, or dew. And then you’ve got the silt adding another variable layer.
October 4, 2017 at 5:40 PM
Well, let me have my fantasy that you’re super-organized… Yes, lots of variation when you study a subject as in depth as you have. I’ve been looking at these ferns, horsetails and willows that line a boardwalk at a local park. They’re all falling over each other now, having grown very tall and now collapsing. A glorious decline it is! Hard to photograph because it tends to look like a big mess, and it’s not on one plane. Challenges are good…
October 4, 2017 at 9:58 PM
OK, think of me as super-organized. Maybe your fantasy will leak into my real world. Yes, challenge is good. I’m looking forward to seeing what you do with the boardwalk denizens.
October 5, 2017 at 9:43 AM
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For more information about the iron bacteria, including Leptothrix discophora, click on this image of the book They Breathe Iron: Artistic and Scientific Encounters with an Ancient Life Form.
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