|Photography came to me late in life. My husband had always taken our family and holiday photos, whilst I indulged in artistic hobbies of my own. It just never occurred to me to do otherwise. Whilst I was at Art College, and later as a textile and fashion designer I had taken photos of my work, but that was all part of my job. Three years ago due to constant back pain, I had to give up painting “my first love” as I could no longer stand or sit for long stretches at a time, my physician advised me to walk for an hour every day. It was gruelling at first, but on keeping to this regular activity my meanderings became less painful and my eyes keener. Always appreciative of nature, the desire to capture these wondrous moments on camera, became a need, and finally became a reality when my husband gave me my first camera, and I’ve never looked back. My camera and I have become inseparable. From the moment I go into the garden and surrounding countryside, it becomes an adventure, and I’m never happier than when I spot something of extraordinary beauty, but a thing of beauty is better when shared.