Living deep in the mountains of North Carolina along the Blue Ridge has opened a world of beauty and majesty that I never imagined when I was living in Miami. I'm a painter, and now photography has become my passion. I'm entranced by the colors of the four seasons, and by the limitless range of trees, flowers, and wildlife that call these mountains home. I have always loved to travel, having attended nine Olympic Games, and visited Europe eleven times. Living here, I'm content to stay home as much as possible.