Welcome to my web site. As you see, I am taken by the natural world. Ants, birds, landscapes; the flow of life, from season to season, between and among species and ecosystems. I look for the defining moment, capturing life on the cusp.

Much of this web site (in 2010) focuses on Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, where I began docent training in 2008. As time goes on, look for some of my other interests to appear: Hidden Villa Farm & Wilderness Preserve; POST (Peninsula Open Space Trust) and Sempervirens Fund; perhaps some travel; and, sooner or later, my wonderful granddaughters. In addition to posting photos on the web, I devote some of my photographic and other talents to these causes on an ongoing basis.

Please leave comments: to identify an plant or animal, to appreciate an image or the attached information, or even to nudge me or this web site in a new direction. Feedback energizes me.

Portola Valley, California, October 2010