Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

Leaf Litter, Florida Style


February 2, 2018

When northerners think of palm leaves, they think of them green, and on the tree. They don’t imagine them brown, off the tree, and littering roads and beaches. So I’m happy to bring a little reality to northerners’ romantic notions. Actually, if you’ve looked at this blog a while, you know that I may really like brown palm fronds contorted into interesting shapes on the beach.

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  1. Oh, what a beauty, Linda, I love it. And the little ‘coon tracks – they’re not only charming, but they make the scale clear. The piece on the left was casting a great shadow, wasn’t it? The hole is like a beach navel. 🙂 I hope to see more beach “stuff.”

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    February 2, 2018 at 11:58 AM

    • Thanks, Lynn. I agree about the shadow. Its lines are as important as the lines of the frond themselves. I think the beach navel is the entrance to a crab’s home, probably the ghost crab, which I’ve seen here a few times. I’m sure I posted at least one photograph of one, but I can’t find it with Search This Site. So here’s something from Wikipedia: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cb/Ocypode_quadrata_%28Cahuita%29.jpg/1200px-Ocypode_quadrata_%28Cahuita%29.jpg. You will see more beach stuff here.

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      February 2, 2018 at 12:15 PM

      • Yes, ghost crabs, I remember them, I love them – we’d chase them as kids when we vacationed over on the Sea Islands (GA) every Spring. That wiki photo is great – it captures all the charm and energy of those little creatures. This is such a beautiful composition, too – I forgot to say that.

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        February 3, 2018 at 1:36 PM

        • The wiki photo is really nice, isn’t it. It’s mostly the POV, I think.

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          February 3, 2018 at 5:29 PM

  2. This speaks to me a lot, I’m in on anything “brown” and “off”! It’s as if that is the time when everything is quiet again after the shining summer frenzy, there is no rush and you can take the time to observe and really “see” the shapes and colours. Oh, and those shades, lovely! 🙂

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    February 3, 2018 at 4:18 AM

    • Thank you, Gunilla. I’m pleased that this one speaks to you.

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      February 3, 2018 at 5:33 PM

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