A few months after graduating college and moving into a garage apartment, I began to nurture a small garden. It was then that I recognized my opportunity to participate in the creation of something beautiful, and I’ve loved gardening ever since. After a few years, I began to paint the wonders of that and many subsequent gardens. Then, twelve years ago, I fell in love with using the camera to capture the unexpected and often hidden beauty of the gifts of nature : the plants, the creatures and the rocks that inhabit my gardens and the woods that surround my home.
Soon, I began photographing during my travels, and no place was more special than the Great Smoky Mountains. Hikes and backpacking trips provided days and nights of heat, cold and rain, yet my memories of those times are filled with the extraordinary beauty of the Smokies and special times with family and friends who traveled the trails with me. Sleepy woods filled with sunlight or mist, unexpected vistas of layered smoky-blue mountain ranges, intriguing assortments of both small and large critters and exquisite and often hidden blossoms all welcomed me in every season.
In 2011 I began creating the Still Point I and Still Point II dvd Series using my photographs synchronized with beautiful music. They are designed to bring calm and quiet through the beauty of nature and music.
Chapters are marked so you can watch as much or as little as your time allows.
In 2014, I began creating Mindful Meditations in Nature 1, 2, & 3 with the same goal: bring calm and quiet through the exquisite beauty of nature and music.
Meditations 1 & 2 have 6 five minute videos taken in the Smokies, my garden, St George Island and seasons across Tennessee.
Meditation 3 has animal life in the woods, the zoo, the aquarium, the lakes and the streams.
ALL SALES FUND GIFTS (of 5 dvd sets) to organizations and agencies that help others such as Hospital Units, Memory Care Centers, Hospice Residences, and especially Veterans Groups.
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