I am married to David Parson and am a native of Little Rock, Arkansas, where I taught Social Studies at Parkview High School for 32 years. After I retired in 2002, I have enjoyed developing my interests in birdwatching and photographing those birds which visit our yard. In 2008 I had the great experience of observing two young Green Herons for a week and one of them for a month. I took well over 400 photos during that time and got some really good shots which was one of the motivations for writing this book to share those photos. Since then I have taken hundreds of other photos of a great variety of birds that have entertained me.