This book contains photographs from my Pictured Rocks and Blue Garden series. The images were shot in the summer and fall of 2010. Each image is accompanied by my thoughts about the image and some description of my experiences in taking them. I hope these notes provide some insight into, and a little more personal connection with the images.
These images were taken against the background of powerful emotional events in my personal life, which affected me deeply. During this year, I was struggling to help my father care for my mother as she declined with Alzheimer's disease. I think the traces of those events are everywhere in these photographs. I am thankful that my subconscious was at work while I photographed, working in its own way to make sense of what was happening around me. I hope you find the images not only beautiful, but ultimately, thought provoking and moving.