I took these two photos after a full day of shoots. As I was walking to my car, I almost didn't take the time. I was tired. I wanted to go home, meet my husband for dinner and be done with my day. I literally stood with my feet planted on the walking path along the lake blocking runners and bikers debating with myself deciding if I had time for me. I walked to the shoreline and didn't utter a word. I just stared out across the vast water and was quiet.

I am tired. It is the end of a very busy season. My creativity and driving force is weary. I am happy. I am grateful. I am both.

As I was standing there with a few moments to myself I got enough courage to take the camera out that I had spent the day working with. To let you see what I see. To let you see where my heart sits when it is alone. To let you see where I go when I am tired. I get it all from the natural world. It is my strength and the song of the deep places in me. It helps my perspective creep back. It is the lens to everything I do.

This is how I see the world.