Before I bought my first digital camera (truly a watershed moment), I spent many years in the classroom, beginning as a kindergarten teacher. Although I developed a genuine and lasting respect for kindergarten teachers, I quickly learned that kindergartners were too young, always underfoot, and definitely not for me.
Leaving kindergarten behind, I skipped over first and second grade and landed happily in fifth grade, where, for 26 years, I taught mostly reading and writing with some science, math, and social studies thrown in. Eventually I closed out my classroom career in seventh and eighth grade, teaching writing, just writing, for seven years. I loved it and wished it hadn’t taken so long to find my true home.
Finally, after 33 years in the classroom, I retired, bought a digital camera, and headed outdoors. Now I am blessed to be able to spend hours in my favorite outdoor locations, camera in hand, enjoying God’s wonderful creation. My accumulated collection of more than 50,000 pictures, many of them captured along the trails in local parks, led to the creation of my blog Seen Along the Trail , where many (although not all) of the pictures were captured somewhere along the trail.
Five frivolous facts
- I have been married to my husband Bob for 56 years.
- Our family includes three daughters, three sons-in-law, and eight (adult) grandchildren.
- I love dogs, so I can’t forget to mention our senior dog, Gulliver, a much loved (and very spoiled) springer spaniel.
- I love alliteration (in case you didn’t notice).
- I also post photo galleries and blog posts on SmugMug, Facebook, and two other WordPress sites. Click here to see the links to my other sites.
That’s probably more than you need to know, so I will close by inviting you to grab your camera and join me for a trail walk.