Photography is my passion, and nature is my sanctuary. Bring them together and I find peace. In March of 2020, when shelter-in-place put the world on hold and put me on furlough from my job, for the first time I could do more than drive by the lake in my neighborhood. With the days at a seeming standstill, almost every morning I could rise early to see water like glass, sunrises move from pale amber to blazing orange, clouds I longed to touch. Ducks, geese, egrets, cormorants, turtles, fish. . . populated this world of magic mere streets from my home. With my iPhone and my Canon (the best camera is the one you have with you), I began to shoot everything. In those early-pandemic days, we all especially needed scenes of beauty and calm. And from the first week, my photos on a neighborhood Facebook page drew waves of comments and support. And I haven't looked back.
Welcome to a window on the beauty around us. I'm a professional interior designer, and a budding nature-and-people photographer. As a child growing up in Ohio, Mexico, the West Indies and Florida, nature taught me color and life and forms. Today in the Dallas neighborhood where I live, a lake and its sky have launched my photography career. Meanwhile, I'm a mom to a teenager, a dog, and 3 entitled cats. Traveling anywhere, rearranging my living room (and yours), kayaking, hiking and biking around the lake. . . keep my life interesting and feed my photography habit. Thank you for taking a look at my photos.
The Peace of Wild Things
When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief. I come into the presence of still water,
and I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light.
For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
Wendell Berry, poet