I am a retired RN. My beloved avocations are photography, gardening and fossil collecting. I have 2 naughty parrots, 1 perfect dog and a house full of rocks and nature guides.
I live in SE Lower Michigan and am surrounded by suburbia so I travel to get my fix of Big Nature every chance I get. The bigger the better- open prairies, great mountains, the ocean. Road cuts, abandoned quarries, exposed formations and Botanical Gardens give me the same kind of thrill I imagine a treasure hunter feels when he is closing in on a promising spot.
When I can’t travel I seek out my fill of calming nature by finding it in small spaces, so I take an awful lot of flower pictures!