I'm just someone who is passionate about life, fascinated by people, and obsessed with finding ways to improve myself. I'm a true Gemini - quiet and shy one minute, and the life of the party the next. Mother Nature fuels my creativity, and I've found that the more time I spend outside, the happier I am.
I am so grateful to my husband, Phil Ruokis for creating this site for me, and for always teaching me. Not only would I not be doing photography if it weren't for his encouragement and direction, but I simply wouldn't be having this much fun. It's nice to share so many passions with someone, and I know how truly lucky I am.
I am blown away by the great photobloggers out there, and count many people as close friends. Thank you to all of you who continually inspire me.
Why Do I Photoblog?
I get a lot of pleasure from sharing my inspirations and perspectives with others. I am learning so much about myself through this medium of expression. I also really enjoy receiving feedback on my photos and getting to know other photographers.
I've been a regular participant in the Macroday challenges and have had many of my photos featured there (which I feel is an honor!). I've also submitted several photos and been featured on The Tuesday Challenge, and occasionally submit to Moody Monday, "Photo Theme for Thursday", and PhotoFriday. I've been on Flickr since December of 2004, where my photos have received well over 125,000 views.