I am fortunate to live in a picturesque rural area still populated by working farms. I love to take photographs of the landscape in every season, but the changing light and lengthening shadows of fall make for more interesting photographs. Here there are beautiful shots around almost every bend of the road.
I am particularly fond of seeing hay bales gathered in the fields, an army assembled for one single purpose. It is a sight that takes me back to my childhood, recalling both the pleasures and pains of feeding our cattle and horses through the messy Missouri winters. I loved climbing up on top of their round, rough forms, their damp, grassy smell, and feeling as if I was, if only for a moment, on top of the whole wide world.
I've never really liked labels: I am this, I am that... But in the interest of introducing myself to the world, I can say that I am many things: nurse, writer, photographer, poet, painter, gardener, friend, armchair philosopher, counselor, nature lover, real-estate aficionado, movie buff, sometime yogi, and aspiring world-traveler. I think that's a pretty good list... for now. I want to become a bigger part of the vital, creative force I feel deeply at work in the world and connect with other people who want to do the same.