One reason for my photographing nature, I'm drawn in by the complex patterns.  I see one level of design to start, then something happens inside and  my imagination just takes off.  There is a thrill, excitement, butterflies in my stomach, telling me there is something here, it speaks to me.   Depending on what mood I'm in there may be a dark side or a more mellow side.  When my imagination is exploding,  and becomes over whelming with ideas, this is where I force myself to slow down, see the simplicity that is there within the complexity of nature. This is what I love exploring.  Everything in nature is a map invented by nature, we can be on that boat and go in any direction we wish.


This is continued with the lines, marks I place on the image.  Marks have been made by humankind since the beginning of time.  We can still see where humans were thousands of years ago, moving from one season to the next.  Marking rocks, walls, and the land, with their stories, our history.  Again a simplicity that is very complex in and around nature.