Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

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October 11, 2020

Since June I’ve been dealing with the pandemic, as have we all, and with a range of disruptions closer to home. It’s been a difficult few months, and I hope I’m now back on track with many things, including this blog. The photographs below are ones taken in my immediate neighborhood in early June.

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32 responses

  1. I love# 1 and 5!

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    October 11, 2020 at 8:55 PM

  2. Ronald Price, MD

    We missed you

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    October 11, 2020 at 9:56 PM

  3. I’m sorry that the pandemic and other things got you down. We all look forward to a better 2021.

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    October 11, 2020 at 10:24 PM

  4. These are stunning! Welcome back. 🤗

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    October 12, 2020 at 1:07 AM

    • Thank you!, Mel. And grüetzi to you. I’m glad you like the photos. I got a little rusty after June, but I think I’m inching back now.

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      October 12, 2020 at 1:05 PM

  5. Hi Linda; good to see you again! Very fine set! love’m all! See you!

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    October 12, 2020 at 5:12 AM

  6. Very good to see you back, Linda, the pandemic certainly is a real struggle. Good pictures – and I look forward to seeing many more! 🙂

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    October 12, 2020 at 5:43 AM

    • Thank you, Adrian. As you know, at least I have been looking at other people’s blogs during my hiatus. It’s good to be adding to my own now. We had a flood in our living unit and had to live somewhere else for two months while all our floors were relaid. Lost my three very large photo prints and other artwork. Stresser on top of stresser, I’m afraid. But I feel back on track now. And I can have the photos reprinted if I choose.

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      October 12, 2020 at 1:11 PM

  7. Glad to see your photos again! Love the colors you find in the dumpsters.

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    October 12, 2020 at 6:51 AM

    • Thanks, Clare. Yes, dumpsters can be a joy—except when they are too new. A not-new one appeared at Kendal last week that I haven’t explored yet.

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      October 12, 2020 at 1:14 PM

  8. mrgporter

    What a welcome return, Linda! Thank you! M

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    October 12, 2020 at 11:55 AM

  9. Nice neighborhood, Linda. Welcome back. I can’t resist the rusty bins.

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    October 12, 2020 at 12:50 PM

    • Thanks for not resisting, Ken. It is a nice neighborhood; I’ll explore it some more (and more and more). Thanks for the welcome, too.

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      October 12, 2020 at 1:17 PM

  10. It’s great to have you back, Linda. Your vision is like no other and I missed it. I’m drawn to the 6th dumpster photo, for the caution sign and where it’s placed relative to the worn surface – which is probably what you liked – and the footprints, so funny. Raccoons? The arch shape leads right into the arched limb on the tree in the next photo. 🙂 That photo is so unromanticized, so “just this” and that appeals to me. There’s a tension between the beauty of the scene and the simplicity of the composition somehow – it’s hard to articulate. I’m glad you included the daisies – did you waffle on that? I love them. 🙂

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    October 13, 2020 at 1:18 PM

    • Yes, raccoons. Many many dumpsters have their footprints. I am glad you noticed the carry-through of the arch. I was so hoping someone would. It’s interesting that you use the word “unromanticized” to describe # 7. Should I change the name of this blog to Unromancing Reality? 😉 I sure did waffle on the daisies, not while photographing them—I knew I wanted to do that—but in deciding to post them. The photo is pretty banal, but I really like daisies, so I indulged myself.

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      October 14, 2020 at 7:51 AM

      • P.S. Do you think the daisy photo would have been better if the ones in focus had been those further back?

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        October 14, 2020 at 7:56 AM

  11. So nice to see new work from you again, Linda. Welcome back!

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    October 13, 2020 at 9:46 PM

  12. Very happy to see another post from you, Linda. It’s been tough on so many during the pandemic. We have been lucky. Despite being among the first and having had great numbers of incidences our state did allow for us to get out into nature so things were not as drastic. As well, the majority of our population adhered to the advice to keep the virus at bay and although we still have large numbers of infected we are managing to keep business going, school attended either in person or virtually, and some semblance of normalcy.
    You see amazing beauty in things that most of us would pass by although I must say that, thanks to you, I am looking at dumpsters more fondly. 🙂

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    October 16, 2020 at 5:44 PM

    • So glad to know you are looking at dumpsters more fondly, Steve! Just don’t forsake your insects for them—speaking of finding beauty in things most of us would pass by. Thanks for writing.

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      October 18, 2020 at 11:58 AM

      • With winter coming on Dumpsters may take the place of a lot of subjects. 🙂

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        October 18, 2020 at 12:10 PM

        • You may have to do without your insects, but I can’t believe you won’t find other aspects of nature photogenic; not you.

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          October 18, 2020 at 7:57 PM

          • True. If you would like to see what my winter subjects look like click this, although why the first one is there I am not sure.

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            October 18, 2020 at 8:16 PM

            • If that’s what last winter looked like to you, I look forward to seeing what you do with this winter.

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              October 18, 2020 at 9:42 PM

              • It was a great year for ice. Not so much for snow but we did have some cold weather although not very often below zero. Our water levels are quite low due to the drought but we are getting more rain so maybe there will be good ice again.

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                October 26, 2020 at 7:23 PM

  13. ag

    Good to have you back Linda. I was getting worried. Glad to hear that things are on the mend — and will hopefully continue so after November 3.

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    October 18, 2020 at 11:46 AM

    • Oh, man, I hope so. Thanks for worrying about me, Alan. Now worry about the other.

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      October 18, 2020 at 11:54 AM

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