|We explore the mountains of Costa Rica|
|I fall in love with the Andes mountains between Argentina and Chile. Sunset was magical|
|The lagoons of Semuc Champey, Guatemala reveal to me that there are truly magical places out there|
|My first real life challenge....and life change. Growing up. Cape Verde taught me many things. I will go back and confront that life lesson again.|
|An island of ancient people live their lives in the middle of Lake Titicaca, Peru. I see the Milky Way for the first time in their cold clear dark skies. No light but the stars. I know nothing.|
|We climbed Machu Pichu like everyone else. It tests my physical endurance and my fear of height. At one point, I break down and cry because of the physical stress. I move inches to the top. I discover I can do it.|
|Color is life. Cuzco, Peru|
|I stand in a dark forest along the Pacific Ocean in Costa Rica tracking Howler Monkeys and Scarlet Macaws. My first experience birding. I stand alone in the forest and feel frightened. I am truly in the wild. Alone.|
|We explore Chile. Even at great heights we find fish in a small frozen lake. How is this even possible?|
|I explore a beach for sand crabs|
|We explore the Mediterranean Ocean around the Italian coast. Still not a birder. Sigh.|
For soon I will take flight across the oceans of the world, to the tundra of the North and the glaciers of the South, and touch the sun baked pyramids of the great African desert.
These pictures were the beginning photo documentation pieces of my work. Later they would evolve into this blog. All I can say is that my life has done a complete 360. It began with culture, plants and photography. Today, this process has naturally led me into birding and travel. For anyone thinking about blogging, I highly recommend it!