I surround myself in nature every day. It is extremely important to me. If I am not out on the water I am outside just walking, running or hiking. I am often overwhelmed by the beauty it has to offer us. I want to share this beauty with everyone in hopes they too will feel the power of nature. I want everyone to develop a respect and passion for its beauty. I hope people in return will appreciate what it has to offer us and learn to treat it well and help preserve

and maintain it. Many of the landscape images I have taken are now apartments, houses, or parking

lots. My heart breaks when I pass a row of new homes for sale that used to be trees and

fields filled with families of deer, foxes, hawks, and more. So, I guess at times

I am sharing with you the memory of nature and maybe you

will help preserve and protect what we have left.