I have always been drawn to the interplay of light and color; the special qualities that come with various weather conditions and times of day and night; the excitement of viewing an image that captures those moments. Photography for me expresses a moment of awareness or delight connected to the natural world around me. It becomes a way to explore nature’s mystery and beauty. I like to think of photography as painting with light. I use many techniques to express what I see including montage, camera movement, multiple images, long exposures and abstraction. After retiring from my job as a school counselor for 25 years, I studied at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography in Missoula, MT. I have taken workshops with Freeman Patterson, Kathleen Carr, Eddie Soloway, Brenda Tharp and Nevada Weir, all photographers with inspiring photographic vision. I have displayed my images in various galleries, stores and restaurants in northern Vermont.