At this season of gift-giving, and reflecting on our past year, I am reminded of the wonderful gifts I have received all year – in the form of photographs, but also in the form of experiences. l am so grateful that I can make my living as a landscape/nature/travel photographer, and while that may involve wearing many hats (teacher, tour leader, speaker, writer, marketing director…) I wouldn’t trade it in for any other work. I found my ‘home’ in nature, and in traveling and experiencing the people and the wildlife of places, and the gifts keep coming.

So with that in mind, I’m sharing a ‘gift’ that I received with you, my friends, supporters, clients, students, and readers, each day leading up to Christmas. No matter what holiday you celebrate, it’s 12 days here on this blog of celebrating the light and beauty of this world!