Anticipating the first blooming wildflower in spring.  Listening to the calls of returning neotropical songbirds.  Foraging for a myriad of tasty wild edible plants.  Leaf-peeping the autumnal array of colors on display by forbs (in addition to the more obvious trees and shrubs).  Quietly gliding along on cross-country skis through a snow-capped forest.

Each presents the opportunity to enjoy, and wonder about, the beauty of nature.  Many of these opportunities occur in some of the most common of landscapes.

If you share an enthusiasm for nature, I invite you to browse through this blog as well as my web site and observe a collection of color photography featuring wildflowers and seasonal landscapes.  My observations occur primarily within the Capital District region of New York.  I hope you enjoy them.

A favorite pastime of mine is being a visitor to the natural world; most often, I do so in quiet solitude.  Photography has afforded me the means to capture some of those observations and has enabled me to share a particular moment, or view, with others.

My documentary approach to wildflowers or fall colors often reveals beauty within my subject’s little features that is not otherwise apparent to most who simply walk on by in their daily routines.  From many of the images on this site, you will undoubtedly discern that details interest me.  Some intrigue me.  I am, after all, curious by nature…

I hope that my photographs will reveal something about nature you’ve never seen before and, in that discovery, you find or renew an appreciation for the natural world…particularly if that discovery can be revisited in your own backyard.  Perhaps one of my photos will offer you a momentary visual escape.  If either comes true for you, I consider the image to have been a success.

In April 2018, the Fort Orange Garden Club unexpectedly honored me with this commendation (click on the photo to read the text) –

Club Horticulture Commendation from the Fort Orange Garden Club (April 2018)

I am honored by this acknowledgment of my efforts; what a wonderful surprise!

Thanks for visiting.

Please feel free to contact me.

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  1. Please add me to your email notification list. Clearly there’s lots of stuff here that I will enjoy seeing on a regular basis. I was about to cut down the olive that’s behind my house as invasive maybe I’ll save some and harvest the berries.

    Thanks, Sigrin

  2. I loved the berry quiz – got about 3/4 correct. Clearly need to do some berry review! Please add me to your regulars! Karol Harlow

  3. Please add me to your email notification list. I just discovered your blog and don’t want to miss posts or events!

    • Mary, Thanks for your interest! Please visit the home page of my blog, then (along the right side) scroll down below Recent Posts and Archives, then simply enter your email address in the field provided and click on “Follow” – you’ll then receive an email notification of anything posted to my blog. Thank you!

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