Our Wild Backyard, Summer 2009, is filled with beautiful photos of butterflies, dragonflies, bees, and more. Each vivid close-up photo celebrates the beauty of some of nature’s smallest creatures. You don’t have to be a little kid to be “wowed” by this short and sweet picture book.
I’ve loved photography since I was a child. I remember watching my father’s instant photos develop right before my eyes - from a blank smudged mass to a color photo in about a minute - it was magic. When I was a bit older, I was given a 110 film camera that I immediately put to use. It wasn’t long, however, before I wanted more out of my camera than the 110 could produce. I couldn’t get close-ups of all the neat bugs and flowers, nor could I zoom in and get a good photo of a hawk or a passing airplane. Tons of blurry photos and pictures of little specks in the sky were evidence that I had reached the limit of my camera. As a young teen, I entered the world of 35mm cameras and started getting the kinds of photos I wanted, but the expense of developing all that film became a limiting factor. But now there is Digital SLR! My prayers have finally been answered and so my passion for photography has been rekindled. I hope you enjoy my photo books as much as I have enjoyed making them.