I sometimes wonder how my life’s journey would have been different if, in my youth, I had been given a camera in a science class and told to go take pictures of patterns in nature. As someone who learns more quickly and easily by watching and listening, I think I would have fallen deeply in love with science versus feeling frustrated and eventually dreading and fearing it.
Nature is full of the most beautiful audio and visual patterns.
In 2013, through the lens of my old point-and-shoot camera, I began seeing the patterns that my [first] garden was forming and through the lens of my camera, I began seeing bees differently than I ever had before.
From their dance to their work to their sleep, they are extraordinary to observe both in their own form and in the forms they create through their movement.
2013, the summer I fell in love with bees.