A few years ago I would have told you I was a writer if you asked what I did. Before that, I would have said I was a teacher. But, I recently discovered that I am a photographer, too. To be more specific, I am a nature photographer who loves photographing the beauty of nature.
My initial interest in nature photography began with taking photos of flowers and plants for my website Maine Garden Ideas, but it quickly grew into a passion for capturing the beauty of nature. Sometimes, that means putting on the macro lens and shooting miniature worlds found in dewdrops or inside flowers, sometimes it means shooting a magnificient sunrise, a colorful sunset, or gorgeous clouds in the sky.
My work isn't limited to one subject, but I must admit that I enjoy capturing insects on flowers the most.
I have recently published my first children's book, Who Lives in My Backyard? that combines macro photography and writing. This book is designed for children in grades K-2, but is perfect for older children and adults who enjoy exploring the world around them.
The second book in the In My Backyard Series, Garden Spiders Live in My Backyard, is also available and follows the life cycle of the Black and Yellow Garden Spider throughout the seasons. I have plans for several other books in the series, including a hummingbird book and one with backyard critters.
I have also published a recipe book of sorts entitled Fiddleheads and Fairies. It contains everything you need to know about identifying, picking and cooking fiddleheads with over 75 recipes waiting for you to try. But it isn't limited to recipes. It includes a firsthand account of traveling to the river with my mother to pick fiddleheads in the 60's and 70's as well as an original story of "How the Fiddlehead Got Its Name" (hint: it involves fairies).
On a personal note
I’m so glad you stopped by to check out my work. Feel free to drop me a line with your reaction to my photos or just to say hello. I love hearing your thoughts and always enjoy hearing from new people.