From an early age, I began to develop a sincere appreciation for the inherent beauty and significance of nature. Pursuing a path to fulfill my desire for self expression of my feelings for our natural surroundings was put on hold for over 33 years while I served in the United States Air Force. Shortly after settling in Dayton, Ohio, in 1991, and before retiring, I attended an adult education photography class. My passions rekindled, I had finally found a way to express my inner self. It has become a passion and labor of love.