Viriditas [Latin, literally "greenness," formally translated as "viridity"; "the greening force of Life, expanding into the Universe" (Kim Stanley Robinson)]. This is my inspiration.
While spending time in Nature here in South Florida and abroad, I've often had experiences that guided me beyond my own limited senses - standing on a prairie in the Big Cypress Swamp miles from the nearest road or sitting quietly in a Costa Rican cloud forest with eyes closed, feeling a deep connection to all life and to the physical environment as well. Being "in the zone" with camera in hand has been some of the happiest, most ecstatic times of my life.
Through my own experiences, I'm just now beginning to understand the fundamental unity that underlies all things. And as I put my eye to the viewfinder, I'm trying to capture that elusive feeling of oneness with Nature - that greening force of the Universe - that can't be truly be understood by anything but the heart.
I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found was really going in."
- John Muir, Naturalist