i read somewhere that when michelangelo was asked how we was able to create “david,”  he said that david was in the marble all along.  all he had to do was carve him out of there.


standing in front of that piece in florence 500 hundred years later gave me the feeling he didn’t quite have his arms around the gift he left the world.


but my takeaway from michelangelo was that the artistic quest of searching to showcase the extraordinary, the essence of life — is for every one of us to enjoy and explore.  whether that art is in a music composition, a drawing, a dance, a poem, a photograph, playing music, or any other expression that becomes a canvas to say thank you to the world.


i love to take a walk with a camera in my hand because i am able to focus on the hunt.  the hunt for a peek in the window to an expression of the joy of life — that i find declares itself in the oddest of places.  in the reflection of light on our water, on the bark of a tree deep in a forest, in the wind pushing against a leaf.  in those moments, in those rare treasured moments, i find myself drifting away from the world — to a hypnotic second home that is so quiet… where time and space speak as one.
please click on one of the following picture albums.

the watercolors of santa fe
the wonder of bonoficio
the faces of cuba
along a country road in new england
a stroll with my mom at old grau mill
sardinia’s dance
portofino’s sirens
a family garden that mirrors their lives
the sound of lake como
the joy of family
family too
a brentwood garden
an idaho walk at dusk
homes with a soul
along my neighborhood creek
how laguna mirrors my daughter
savanna’s soil