Over a seemingly short amount of time, Cheryl has become an avid fan of hiking. As a result, she became even more fascinated with the natural beauty of the world around us. That led her to take her camera along to capture the peace and wonder of a world that was and is there for the enjoyment of all who dare to take part. We are often bombarded with living life and hiking (photography and writing—in no particular order ) gave her the opportunity to let go, unwind and relax, away from the pressures of the business of “living”. Nature has inspired her in many ways and as a writer, it was another way for her to tap into a new form of inspiration that fed her creatively no matter how many times she took to the same trails or photographed the same tree, flower or waterfall. Nature always seemed to capture her undivided attention. The lighting, no matter the time of day, the clouds as they moved and changed shape in the bluest sky, the rush of the water to the stillness of it that seemed to form in an instant, the whispering of the occasional breeze that’s carried through the tops of the tallest trees as it found its way down to her awaiting ears, the coolness of the air, to the warmth of the sunshine that broke through as the trees gave way, to the sprigs of color from the native wildflowers, all of it always left her wanting to capture each and every moment.
There is so much to see, photograph and share and only a single lifetime in which to capture it. Someone once said gifts are meant to be shared with others and while her initial interest in hiking was initially purely personal, the moments captured during those hikes are a visual gift meant to be shared with others. And so, with that, we hope you enjoy the moments captured and the words those moments inspired. Go out and explore….if only for a moment, and you’ll be surprised at the peace nature awakens in the deepest part of you.
"Thank you for allowing me the privilege of sharing a small part of myself with you". Cheryl "HJ" Williams