When I left for South Africa in early 2011, people said,"Take lots of pictures." I hadn't handled a camera much before then, but with my pocket camera strapped to my waist, I set about photographing the animals in the game reserve from horseback. Looking through the lens has generated a daily assignment to observe beauty, composition, and interesting juxtapositions from the earth realm--plus, something to share as an offering. Some days are challenging emotionally and photographically, but "look deeper" inspires me to not give up. I have uncovered a new facet of seeing encouraged by the blog population, so as as I continue with the photography, I would like to say "Thank you."