Conservancy!

I walk thru light ‘seeing’ as a photographer does. I notice lines, shapes, colors, textures and tones - just to mention a few of the artistic elements that catch my eye. And I capture them. For my own pleasure but for another reason. To save them. There is no permanence in flora and fauna. All we have is this moment. Maybe I’m going Buddhist in as I grow older, maybe it’s something else. But whatever it is, it drives me to save these things, scenes, moments…so that I can share them with you and with those that follow after you. I want to conserve them for future generations.

 Niña, a Barn Owl at the Raptor Trust

Niña, a Barn Owl at the Raptor Trust

Birds

“To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter... to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring - these are some of the rewards of the simple life.” - John Burroughs

 Untermyer Park, in Yonkers NY.

Untermyer Park, in Yonkers NY.

Places

“Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” - Joseph Campbell.

“The world is a strange and wonderful place.” - Laurie Anderson

 Purple Iris, Maplewood NJ

Purple Iris, Maplewood NJ

Plants

“The only way to save a rhinoceros is to save the environment in which it lives, because there's a mutual dependency between it and millions of other species of both animals and plants.” - David Attenborough