Photography is my passion. Usually, I'm photographing my kids, my pets, my family and my vacations, but when I have the chance I love to photograph the simple things I see. It's awe inspiring how many beautiful things God has put in our world and only when we slow down to appreciate them do we notice just how amazing it all is. Whether it is the aged wood grain on a dock or a perfect flower in a patch of weeds -- this world really is wonderful. I often tell people that photography is an exercise in gratitude. Even on a bad day, you can find something to be grateful for. I hope you enjoy the photos and how I've chosen to display them here.