I am not a nature photographer.  I find most of my attempts to capture the world around me pale in comparison to the reality.  I am in awe of the trees, the sky, and the breeze.  Nature makes me feel at home and at peace.  There is something about it that calms and centers me.  Maybe it is because I spent countless hours as a child running through the woods, playing in the lake, and looking up at the tree tops while swinging in a hammock.  

I recently spent a long weekend in Kansas visiting family.  Spring was everywhere and I couldn't help myself.  National Geographic may not be calling me anytime soon, but it was a delight to witness the world coming to life around me.  

Hello Spring!