While growing up one of my two prized possessions was a Brownie Hawkeye Camera. (The other was my green Roadmaster bicycle.) I carried that camera everywhere and was always taking photos. Although my Brownie Hawkeye has been replaced and now sits on a shelf, my fascination with photography has not waned. I still carry my camera everywhere.
I was also the family outlier because of my interest in the natural environment surrounding me. As much of my free time as possible was spent alone in the Western Pennsylvania woods near our home and camping with my Scout troop. To this day my favorite activity is wandering through forests, across fields, along the coast – anywhere – photographing and observing the flora and fauna.
I am fascinated by so many wonders that I have never become expert in any one area – a nature dilettante. With these photos and musings I hope to share my amateur knowledge and novice photographic skills and learn in the process. I will only post pictures that I have taken. All useful information and corrections are welcome.
My husband and hiking partner, Leonard, and I live in the high desert of Northeastern California. It is an area rich in diversity. Indeed, the deer and the antelope do play in our pastures, surrounded by a plethora of wildflowers, birds, trees, grasses. . . .