Being out in nature is where I feel most inspired and connected to the larger world around me. I’m particularly interested in biodiversity and conservation of native species.
Water Hyacinth in bloom by the banks of Piney Z Lake in Tallahassee, Florida. Though it bears beautiful flowers, this invasive plant from South America grows very quickly and can easily choke waterways.
A wild rabbit pauses at the edge of a grassy trail through the woods.
Clouds reflect in Crater Lake’s vivid blue waters, which lap a pine-dotted shore. The water’s incredible purity is why it look so blue.
A hollowed-out tree stump frames a view of Llao Rock across Crater Lake. Wizard Island sits to the left.
Oregon’s Mt. Hood rises above a rocky landscape dotted with plants. Snow still clings to the mountainside, even on this sunny summer day.
The small, pink flowers of the Eastern Redbud bloom on its slender branches in early spring. A native North American tree, the Eastern Redbud’s range covers much of the Eastern U.S. and dips into Mexico.
Cumulus clouds drift in a blue sky on a sunny day.
A purple thistle (Cirsium horridulum) blooms along the roadside in St. Marks, Florida, in late April. Thorns and spiky leaves provide the plant with a natural defense.
Pine trees and tall grasses dominate the landscape on the sound side of St. George Island State Park. A barrier island off the coast of Florida, St. George Island is surrounded by the St. George Sound and the Gulf of Mexico.
Late afternoon sun gives a warm glow to sea lavender growing on the cliffs of La Jolla, California. This is most likely Limonium perezii or a hybrid; the former is native to the Canary Islands but naturalized in coastal Southern California.
In a forest located in the Cascade Range of Oregon, wind blows a moss-covered branch.
A sunset view of trees and their reflection in Piney Z Lake. Tallahassee, Florida.