I have enjoyed roaming the mountains of western North Carolina for over 30 years in search of interesting nature images to capture on 'film'. Photographing beautiful landscapes, plants, and animals, and preserving them for others to enjoy brings a true sense of satisfaction. When an image is able to evoke a level of emotion from the viewer , the photographer has accomplished a special connection. I believe that carrying a camera along on just about any outdoor activity makes it more fun, and who knows what wonderful subject might await you. Taking pictures is not only fun, it trains one to become a careful observer of nature. Many of the photographs are of subjects taken in western North Carolina. Properly matted and framed photographs displayed out of direct sunlight will resist fading for decades.