No matter how much space one puts in between self and the need to step away for a while the true passion and dreams of a person never seem to leave. In 2011 I took down the web site and closed the magazine. In fact I closed most all business entities and began the process of removing myself from everything. My life long passion of photographing birds and walking through their habitat within the understory was put on hold, or so I thought. It seemed no matter where I traveled throughout the country it was always the birds of a particular area that got my attention. What made it different this time than then the past was I no longer strapped a camera to my waste or around my neck chasing them for that perfect shot. I was now seeing for the first time, the real bird, the real beauty and the real meaning of this passion for which I had sought for many years.