"For your sake (Venus), artful earth puts forth sweet flowers". (Lucretius, On the Nature of Things)

My connection with native plants began in my youth on hikes in the Chugach Mountains of Alaska and continued through my time earning a botany degree at Oregon State University. When I first got my hands on a camera it was natural that I would be attracted to the colors and patterns of the native flora. I have been particularly drawn to the delicate inhabitants of the harsh environments of alpine ridges and cirques.

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