My first love has always been plants, and the demure unfolding of a new leaf still has the power to capture my attention. The shapes, textures, colors and scents of all the parts of a plant become elements in a palette that I use to 'paint' my garden, or to create an arrangement of flowers.
I am fascinated with the stories of how we got to where we are. The Silk Road and the spice trade that lured explorers out to find new sources for what were once such precious commodities. The changes that occur when peoples meet and interact through time. The individual stories of travelers. How one thing led to another. The details of daily life, and how people lived.