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.
A Few Frivolous Facts
- I live, and do most of my photography, in northeast Ohio, just south of Lake Erie and east of Cleveland.
- I have been married to my husband Bob for 56 years.
- Our children and grandchildren are all adults and out on their own!
- Our best buddy, Gulliver, is a much loved (although very spoiled) springer spaniel. In dog years, Gully is a senior citizen.