Life seems increasingly mysterious the older I get, and I find I'm looking much more closely at both the mystery and the beauty that surrounds and intrigues me. Now in the early stages of this next chapter of my photographic journey - and my life - I'd simply like to quote Jungian psychoanalyst Terrill Gibson, with whom I recently shared this new work. We were discussing how our creative practices are changing as we age: "There is a growing neurological research consensus that perhaps the peak of human wisdom functioning occurs in our 80's and 90's. The neural signaling between the synapses does slow down, but there is also a more contemplative, wide horizon neural architecture. Depth creativity increases. Judgement and wisdom are more richly produced by this mature neurology. Things get stripped down to a wide-reach black and white palette that is not so distracted by color strobing." According to Dr. Gibson, if we're lucky, we have much to look forward to! Egret, Ridgefield, Washington, 2023Canada Goose, Ridgefield, Washington, 2023Seagull, Manzanita, OregonHummingbird, Costa Rica, 2023Hummingbird, Costa Rica, 2023Osprey, Sauvie Island, Oregon, 2023Tree and Cloud, Tecate, Mexico, 2023Cloud Forest, Costa Rica, 2023Three Cranes, Sauvie Island, 2023Path, Sauvie Island, 2023Mates For Life, Sandhill Cranes, Sauvie Island, 2022Sandhill Cranes Through Trees, Sauvie Island, 2023Four Sandhill Cranes, Sauvie Island, 2023Geese, Sauvie Island, 2023Cranes as Dancers, Sauvie Island, 2023Snow Geese on a Diagonal, Frenchman's Bar, 2024Skein of Snow Geese, Frenchman's Bar, 2024Show Geese and Mist, Frenchman's Bar, 2024Sandhill Cranes in a Row, Frenchman's Bar, 2024Snow Geese Taking Off, Frenchman's Bar, 2024Snow Geese in Flight, Frenchman's Bar, 2024