One of the goals of this blog is for me to describe what inspires my creativity, and the processes that those inspirations lead to. It’s very personal, and if no one ever reads these words, I still learn and grow from the experience. And if folks care to join along the journey, if even for a brief moment, all the better!

Near the top of the list of things that inspire me is our wild and beautiful world. I try to spend as much time in the natural environment as I can, whether it be mountain biking, kayaking, swimming, hiking, photographing or just sitting still and listening. My Betty and I spent some time a few months back at Grayson Highlands State Park, and I wanted to share some of the photos from that inspirational time. It is a unique landscape within the state of Virginia, and well worth the trip…



Herds of wild ponies roam free at an elevation over 5000 ft.


All photos ©Jeff S. Saxman. No reproduction authorized without prior written consent. Thanks!