I re-discovered my love of photography after being out of high school for many years. My husband bought me a 35mm Canon and I promptly began spending a lot of his hard-earned money on film and developing costs. Hence, I made the move to digital. This was while we were living on the beautiful island of Sicily, Italy, at the base of Mt. Etna. In Spain we saw flamenco dancers and drank sherry, ate tapas beside the beach and rock climbed. In Morocco we saw millions of stars at night, enjoyed the beautiful coolness of walking between adjoined homes painted in the colors of pool blue and white, enjoyed breakfast overlooking the market of Marrakesh, broke Ramadan in a welding shop with mint tea and meat whose origins were a mystery. In one small town that had obviously never seen tourists stop we pulled our Jeep over and wandered through their Saturday market until a sheep farmer tried to trade my husband three sheep and a camel for my hand. Then it was on to our six year adventure in southern Italy, where I took up a camera again and we learned to love wine. We saw ancient architectures, and beautiful towns that had stood for centuries. My family put up with my "lava chases" when the volcano erupted and in the winter we snowboarded on that same majestic mountain that could unleash such destruction. We visited Germany, where we saw the beautiful Christmas markets, but also visited a concentration camp and saw the somber reminders of the madness that took place there.. We saw the Matterhorn when we visited the Italian Alps. We stayed in breathtakingly beautiful, friendly villages in Austria. And one of our favorites was our annual long weekend in the Aeolian Islands, renting scooters and stopping along the way for capers at farmhouses, and swimming in mesmerizing blue water wherever and whenever we chose. Then it was back to the United States and the high deserts of Northern Nevada, where I enjoy views like the one above almost every morning and sunsets that make me glad to be alive in the evening. Now we are splitting our time between the beautiful central coast of California and our desert home in Nevada, and I am truly blessed to be able to enjoy these two radically different worlds.
I have had the opportunity to see wonderful places and here I am able to share these places with the world. I hope you enjoy my photographs as much as I have enjoyed taking them. All of my photographs are available for sale, except for those in "Portraiture". Please contact me for information, or just to tell me what you think of my site. I would love to hear from you!