Me, on a holler walk. I'm standing within the area I observe for Nature's Notebook. [self portrait]
I'm a citizen journalist, citizen scientist, and psychoanalytic psychotherapist. I lived most of my life west of the Mississippi, but now I live in the Cumberland Mountains of east Tennessee near two headwater streams of the Cumberland River.
My undergraduate degree from Michigan State University was in Parks and Recreation Administration (College of Agriculture) with a focus on environmental interpretation. I worked as a naturalist at Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota for two seasons prior to graduation. After that I worked with the National Park Service in several different positions at Rocky Mountain National Park. My husband’s work as an environmental engineer with the Federal Highway Administration offered many opportunities to live and travel throughout the western US.
These life experiences have given me the opportunity to see many awesome natural landscapes and to photograph these landscapes, and the beings that live in them.
Interests: psychoanalysis, personal and planetary transformation, conscious evolution, social and environmental justice, indigenous rights, civil rights, earth and life sciences, nature photography, Tai Chi, other life in our solar system, jazz, and blues.
Banner Images: The life cycle of an apple tree gives me awesome photo ops: buds, new leaves, flowers, developing fruit, maturing apples. [photos by cathie bird]