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I have visited gardens all over the world, near and far, for over 20 years. I always scan for the flowers that are smiling back at me and my flower portraits seem to just appear.  I zoom in to get a closer look and they jump into my camera. Back at home editing I am almost breathless, so flattered that each of these gorgeous creatures have disclosed themselves to me in such a tender, vulnerable, and intimate way. I think they know I am a kindred spirit. I think they know I have spent my life trying to find ways to keep my head above waves of sadness, disillusionment, and depression; to keep my focus on what is good, true, and beautiful; to find connection with the earth; to push back against our culture's frantic pace; to filter out the clutter of an often noisy, unkind world. They have helped to do all these things for me and I hope they can offer the same to you. 

My time outside of flower portraiture is mostly spent sleeping in, making lists on real paper, dying my hair, traveling, organizing and reorganizing, gardening, reading novels from the 1800's, hiking Colorado trails with my rescue cattle dogs, watching sci-fi movies, and staying up way too late. I'm married to a giant hunk of a guy who I’ve had a crush on since we were young- I still can't believe I nabbed him. My favorite word is “indelible” and my magic number is eleven. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald is my favorite book. I am a sucker for a well-turned phrase and miss mix CDs. Television and the news both overwhelm and depress me so I have nothing to do with them. Typically before I watch a new movie I look up the entire plot line so I don't stress completely out. I try to create beauty and order in everything around me; to take good care of every person and creature that comes into my circle. I’m a Contemplative Christian, an earth sign, and an introvert.

I believe there is real magic flitting around us every day. I photograph in an attempt to SEE and preserve a tiny slice of it, kind of like the pressed fairy books, but I'm not squishing anything (hopefully).

Would you like to connect? Collaborate? Want help choosing flowers for your life? Fill in the blanks and tell me what's on your mind. Excited to hear!
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