A difficult stages in my life was the result of a back injury. The injury really limited the activities. Hiking mountains carrying camera gear to take wildlife photos was not an option. So I bought a macro lens and spent many hours in the neighborhood gardens, where I captured many of these images. I credit photography for keeping me active during this time. I also believe the movement, while taking pictures, helped my back recover without surgery. On reviewing the original MRI results the Radiologist, Chiropractor and Back Surgeon were surprised I was still able to walk.