A good friend used to say (when I had to make a decision), “Just throw it out to the universe.” So sometimes, the universe tells you that you should, for example, enjoy being in the forest instead of trying to escape from it. That’s what happened to me… I left the beautiful city of Vancouver because I didn’t want to work in the forest; I hated it. Lo and behold, I can’t escape it, and I’ve learned that it’s actually not that bad! So, time for another one of my mottos: “Find beauty in the everyday, even the smallest things.” With that, here is a collection of photos of some of the things I’ve encountered in the field this past year. Just for kicks, they’ve been photoscaped in sepia, i.e., various shades of dirt.