Welcome to my gallery! I have always enjoyed taking lots of pictures of family and friends through the years, but it wasn’t until a few summers ago that I started using my camera for more than just family vacation photos. Slowly, but surely, I am also learning my way through Photoshop. Thanks to Better Photo, and the huge talents that share their galleries each day, I am learning more about what goes in to making a better picture. I teach third graders during the school year and have been a teacher since the mid 70's. Thankfully, I have a few weeks in the summer to re-energize and spend time with my newest passion. I have quickly discovered that right in my own backyard there is a world that awaits to be discovered through the eyes of the camera!