"Is the spring coming?" he said. "What is it like?". . .

"It is the sun shining on the rain

and the rain falling on the sunshine . . ." --Frances Hodgson Burnett

What does spring mean to me. I hike every day, so I have the beautiful opportunity to see the little nuances of spring coming to life. I notice in particular the yuccas which are in such abundance and from their buds, to their beautiful and vibrant colors as they reach their full potential of that glorious creamy white, they are all so different and so very unique. I don't think I've seen any that look exactly the same. Like you and me. We're all special and so unique in our dreams and visions and that's what calls to me in Spring, is the ideas which begin to grow, like the seeds in nature and then when the rain has come (which it certainly has a plenty in Sedona this year) and the sun embraces it's little ones, the growth which takes place is just awe inspiring.

I've also noticed something else in nature, that not all grows at the same rate. I've seen little trees remain at what seemed like the same height for years and then all of a sudden they're taller than I am. This makes me realize that nature, just like our dreams have an organic time to come to life. It's really like a symphony of life; everything has it's time and place to shine.

What dreams does Springtime inspire in you to create and manifest? Could it be that nature or the manner in which we allow ourselves to be our natural and authentic self will unfold as we allow it, thereby opening ourselves to the creative process and manifesting in a rich and organic way?

The journey only requires you to put one foot in front of the other..again and again and again. And if you allow yourself opportunity to be present throughout the entirety of the trek, you will witness beauty every step of the way, not just at the summit. ....Unknown

I only went out for a walk,

and finally concluded to stay out till sundown,

for going out, I found, was really going in... John Muir

Truly, being in nature is where I connect with my best self and with the Divine in all life. Even though I love nature personally, I also have the wonderful privilege to capture wonderful memories and stories for others in nature; usually for amazing celebrations; weddings, family portraits, engagements, families just coming together for a wonderful memory of their time in Sedona. I am truly grateful to share my beautiful Sedona with others. As well, I am happy to share the wonder of the Sonoran Desert in Southern Arizona.

I feel one of the things I love about photography is that it's a mystery that unfolds. I began my passion for photography when I was about 10 years old; and when I began my professional career I was using film. The wonderful aspect of film photography was that it was completely a mystery. I studied and honed my artistic craft, yet there was always a sense of awe when I had my film developed, either transparency film or for prints. And...this is an experience that I will always remember.

The adventure continues through to this day, because when I am fully present, I'm attracted to certain things, whether there is an aspect in nature that calls to me, or when I'm creating with others. I have the opportunity to see through new eyes. Even if I've photographed in a certain area hundreds of times, there is always something new to see and to experience.

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