Dissatisfaction with my career in landscaping and the part-time job I used to supplement my income has led my family and I to make the decision to make a change. For a period of two years I will be attempting to establish myself as a photographer of some sort. At the end of that two years we will do an honest survey of the situation and decide if I should pursue it full time, part-time or merely allow it to return to a hobby. The field is extremely competitive, especially in the field of nature photography where my interest lies. My garden work for others will be minimal and I hope this period will allow me to become more involved with my family, photography and in our shared garden goals.
Outside we are still snow-covered – but beneath the snow lies a potential for growth that will soon be unleashed as the season warms. I hope that this spring will have a similar affect on me.
(Artwork by Arwen Thysse, 2002)