Catherine was nurtured in rural Western Washington surrounded by a few thousand acres of forest and wetland that served as her playground. Post-college she dabbled with photography, but life and family put it on the back burner until early in the new millennium. The hobby began to reflect Catherine?s love for the outdoors and reflect her fascination with the created world. This, in itself, is an outgrowth of her foundational belief in purposeful design and order evident in nature. Her goal in her images is to portray the beauty and intricate complexities that mirror the Designer and evoke a sense of wonder at what surrounds us and is underfoot. Her pictures include minute details in macro shots to panoramic scenes, with a few man-made structures thrown in for good measure. Catherine now lives in Phoenix with her husband (and computer expert), and close to the grandchildren.