Portland, Oregon Mother nature always has, and always will be with us. When I am able to capture her spirit through the lens, a special feeling rushes through me knowing I can share this with the rest of world. Beneath the Tree of Beauty was one of those magical moments I will remember forever. It was like being in an enchanted mystical place that enlightens you with it’s beauty. A rainshower added rich contrast to the deep colors as the water drops reflected energy like diamonds. The shape and texture of this magnificent maple tree drew me in like a magnet, every twist in each branch telling its own special story. It’s moments like this that I live for.