While I have always had a camera close by and have taken pictures from a very young age, the ART in my photography came at a later stage in life. After needing to leave a nursing career that was beyond my wildest expectations, there was life needing to be lived. The canvas was 11 acres of farmland that was wet. We created a stream, planted over 1000 trees and shrubs, planted flower beds, and brought nature back. As I photographed the progress, my camera and I were capturing so much more than trees and flowers. I was slowing down and capturing the texture, color, light, shadows, details... Our 11 acres has been certified as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat and a Monarch Way Station. We are trying to be good stewards of this piece of earth that we have the Privilege of living on. The photography and artwork is secondary and a result of this effort.