Photography has been a gift to my life in so many ways. One of the things I am most thankful for is how it makes me more present. Through the practice of photography, eyes become keen observers. I notice the way the light touches everything, how it transforms the colors of the sky and the grass and the water. I see patterns and textures. In my head even the most mundane of scenes has a story to tell, and this hopefully finds its way into my pictures and into the hearts of others.